Chicago Dramatists is a community of artists working together to create new stories. We could not exist without each other. Which is why it is critical that as a community we give what we can.

A gift supports Dramatists’ mission to provide the training, space, and connections necessary to realize new work for the stage and screen by  keeping class fees low, tickets to public play readings next to nothing, table readings and other free programming for Resident Playwrights,  a roof over our head, plus employment of actors, directors, and other artists for our readings to co-productions.

With the start of the new year we see the start of a new era, and welcome you to the Decade of the Dramatists! We’re kicking off this decade with an exciting new fundraising campaign titled Our Living Legacy! With your continued support, our goal is to raise $100,000 to go toward improvements to the theatre space and staff accommodations. Throughout the next few months we will be hosting fundraising events as well as celebrations of your patronage that will be exclusive to this campaign’s donors.

The first of these events, Leap Forward, will be a chance for any & all to come to the theater, learn more about Our Living Legacy, and watch some new work! You can register for this event by clicking here or going to our Fundraising Events Page.

Click on the link below to read more about the campaign, learn about our other events, and (of course!) donate!

On the right-hand toolbar you’ll be able to track the progress of our campaign! The top 25 donors are listed as well, so keep checking back to make sure you’re maintaining your high score and watch as we approach and surpass our sub-goals!

The Chicago Dramatists team thanks you for your continued support through the years and we hope to see you at our upcoming events!