Theatre & New Media

Register now with our Early Bird Special to get 20% off select classes! Offer ends Jan 15.

Our new addition to the curriculum is designed to help you develop your theatre and art with the use of new technology and media. Streaming, podcasting, and self-recording have not only become necessary to create theatre in quarantine, but they have become staples of the modern artist. Help theatre enter a new stage in its evolution this Fall at Chicago Dramatists.


Winter Classes

Radio & Podcast Production (Online)
7 Mondays 6:00pm – 9:00pm CT
Feb 07 – Mar 21
Instructor: Connie Kuntz

Learn how to create, record and edit your own radio play or podcast.

Class Description

Learn the ins and outs of radio production in this interactive class. Radio plays and podcasts have never been more vibrant and popular, and are an excellent way to introduce your work to a wide and diverse audience.  This class is for artists interested in learning how to write and record radio plays and podcasts. Each week, students will learn both the creative side of radio, as well as the necessary audio production skills they need to turn their radio and podcast ideas into fully produced work.  Artists will learn how to use Adobe Audition and will build their “radio portfolio” to help them to pursue radio and podcast production professionally.  Some technical skills will be required for this course.

Teacher Bio

Connie Kuntz is a former reporter, digital editor, and host of the arts series State of the Artist for 89.5 WNIJ, the NPR station for northern Illinois. She currently writes and produces The Stormy, Husky, Brawling Show. She also has written plays for Rockford Area Arts Council, was the editor of The Rockford Review from 2010-2019, the president of Rockford Writers’ Guild, and host of the literary podcast Guildy Pleasures. She has written plays, monologues, and fundraising scripts for a variety of non-profits like Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, Rockford Dance Company, and Tinker Swiss Cottage. She is workshopping plays that explore notorious events that are revered in Illinois. Hotbed is the first in this series. Connie is a Network Member of Chicago Dramatists and regularly contributes to Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 Chicago where she is also the music director. Connie has a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Cornell College.

Course Details

Session DatesFeb 07, 14, 21, 28
Mar 07, 14, 21
Experience LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Applicable DiscountsEarly Bird, New Student, Network

Chicago Dramatists Class Fee Policies 

  • If you cancel your registration more than ten days in advance of the class start date, you will be entitled to either a full refund of your money or a full credit applied to your account for future CD classes. 
  • If you cancel your registration fewer than ten days but more than three days before the class start date, you will be entitled to 50% of your class fee (minus a $20 administrative fee) applied to your account as a credit. 
  • If you cancel your registration less than three days before the class start date, there is unfortunately neither a credit nor refund option available.
  • Classes that fail to meet the 50% minimum registrant requirement within 48 hours of class start time will be cancelled. In this case, registrants will receive a 100% refund.
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