Youth Classes

Raise your voice.

Start your playwriting career early with our specialty classes showcasing youth, teen, and young adult voices! All courses will remain online until further notice.

Please Note: Network Playwrights receive $25 off all class registrations, but you must be logged into your account for the discount to be applied. This also includes discounts for Resident Playwrights and Tutterow Fellows. You will be prompted to login when attempting to register. If you do not know how to get into your account, enter the email associated with your account under “Forgot Your Password” and an account reset will be sent.


A HUGE congratulations to the students of our recent “Writing & Performing Monologues,” with Broadway, Film, & TV actor James Leo Ryan!  Your work was breathtaking, and we were thrilled to have you join us.  Check out this shot from class, featuring these incredible young artists, James Leo Ryan, and Chicago Dramatists Teaching Artist & Managing Producer, Atlie Gilbert!


Time is running out! Register NOW for “Find Your Light!” our next course for young artists. Give the young performer in your life a chance to take the virtual stage, gain confidence, skill, and the opportunity to shine!

Use promo code LightYouth21 to save 10%!!  See you in class!


Winter 2021

Find Your Light
7 Sundays 1:00pm – 3:00pm CST
Feb 21 – Apr 18
Instructor: Atlie Gilbert

Join us for our newest class at Chicago Dramatists, built specifically for young artists! Looking for the perfect course for your drama-king, queen, or future star? In this dynamic performance-based class, young actors will learn about the fundamentals of the audition process, acting, script analysis, and body language, all while developing their confidence, creative writing, and communication skills. The course will culminate with a showcase performance on April 18, giving the students a chance to flex their new acting and writing muscles in front of their friends and family!

Students of all levels welcome.