June: Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series

05.25.2018 12:00:00
Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: June

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatists play development. 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 and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. And since the theatre operates under an agreement with Actors' Equity Association, at least half of all roles in the Saturday Series involve union actors- which allows them to use some of the best acting talent in Chicago.

After each reading the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion, thereby adding their grist to the mill from which the playwright creates the play. We'd love to have you join us at any of our upcoming readings to witness the birth of new theatrical works and participate in their rearing. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

The Widow's League
By Resident Playwright Steve Peterson
Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox

Diana is the Queen Bee of the Over-70 set at her Florida condo village, fighting her fear of old age by endless rounds of golf and tennis. New widow Kate joins her team and sets her eyes on Jeffrey, the widower who takes turn dating all the team's ladies. Total war ensues. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Page to Stage Student Presentation (Public Reading)

More information to come!


Saturday, June 30, 2018

at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

The Fixer

By Sue Pak


A bitter, despondent, Asian American expat is thrilled when her best friend, a beautiful and brilliant attorney, joins her in the sparkling city of Dubai. The two enjoy a luxurious and decadent existence at their dream jobs, until one of them is unceremoniously fired. Can the two keep their friendship intact, as they attempt to navigate the shark infested waters of overseas office politics? The Fixer hilariously examines the ways in which lifelong best friends confront issues of allyship, intersectional feminism, and American exceptionalism, as they attempt to protect themselves and each other from an increasingly hostile and intolerant world.


These events are FREE and open to the public, but pay what you can donations at the door are highly encouraged. For more details about the Saturday Series, click here.




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