Saturday Series Readings

Saturday Series Readings are currently held via our Twitch channel and include a wide variety of events including full length readings, 48Hr Festivals, and Class Showcases. Stay tuned for when our next Saturday Series is announced, and join us using the button below.

How To Watch

Readings are free and open to the public. They will be streamed via our Twitch Channel ( Click that link on the day of the event at 1:50pm CST.  Twitch is a free platform, and no account is necessary to view.  If you’d care to ask questions in the talkback following the reading, you’ll need to create an account in order to put questions into the chat box.

About Saturday Series

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatist’ new play development mission. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. 

All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed and performed with minimal staging. Admission is free. We draw from Chicago’s Equity and Non-Equity acting pool, as well as our long standing group of Artistic Associates, many of whom are award winning directors, actors and designers.

After each reading, audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to participate in a moderated post-reading discussion. We’d love to have you join us at any of our upcoming readings to witness the emergence of new dramatic works, and to participate in their honing and development.

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