Chicago Dramatists

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Playwriting Fundamentals
Online Classes
Runs Jan 13Feb 24, 2021

Looking to kick off your playwriting career?  Get started with “Playwriting Fundamentals,” at Chicago Dramatists!  Study the core essentials of writing your first play, and cover everything from …

“Scene Shop” Play Development (Thurs.)
Online Classes
Runs Jan 21Mar 18, 2021

Self-contained weekly sessions offer character, scene, and story tools to help you write and revise your script, professional actors to read the work you bring from home, and …

“Scene Shop” Play Development (Sat.)
Online Classes
Runs Jan 23Mar 20, 2021

Self-contained weekly sessions offer character, scene, and story tools to help you write and revise your script, professional actors to read the work you bring from home, and …

Secret Life of the American Musical
Online Classes
Runs Jan 16Feb 20, 2021

Musical theatre is one of the most lively and complex forms of theatrical storytelling. This course offers participants a big picture perspective on the elements of structure and …

Angels & Devils – Virtue & Vice: Solo Show & Story
Online Classes
Runs Feb 02Mar 16, 2021

This workshop is designed for storytellers, actors, solo artists and playwrights of all levels – who want to work on the development of a one person show or …

Intermediate Playwriting
Online Classes
Runs Feb 04Mar 18, 2021

This course is designed to develop the writer’s individual theatrical style through writing a One-Act play.  Through the practice of writing and investigating plays, students will learn the …

Romantic Comedy!
Online Classes
Runs Feb 06Mar 20, 2021

For screenwriters, playwrights, or teleplay writers, this is a class about the romance and comedy of searching for love, falling in love, being in love, staying in love…and …

Writing and Performance for the Internet
Online Classes
Runs Feb 10Mar 24, 2021

Explore the capabilities of Zoom, Instagram, and other platforms, to create new performances and plays designed specifically for this vibrant and invigorating time. Students will study aspects of …

Memoir Theatre
Online Classes
Runs Feb 20Apr 10, 2021

Memoir Theatre:  Writing the stories of our lives. Students will play writing games to unearth  what you care about, what enrages you, what hurt you, what shamed you, …

Ten Minute Play
Online Classes
Runs Mar 02Apr 13, 2021

How do you tell a complete and satisfying story in only ten minutes? This class, offered exclusively to Network Members is a deep dive into the intricacies and …

Telling Your Truth
Online Classes
Runs Mar 04Apr 15, 2021

This free class is being offered as a part of our initiative to combat racism, and stand alongside those who are fighting for social justice and against racial …

Advanced Playwriting
Online Classes
Runs Mar 27May 15, 2021

In this class, you will pitch, outline, and write a long one-act or full-length play. You will add new tools to your writing toolbox that will help you …

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Chicago IL 60642
Chicago Dramatists is a professional new play development center, dedicated to the development and advancement of playwrights and new plays. The primary goal is to discover, develop and promote the new plays and playwrights that will contribute to the established theatre repertoire, and enrich the lives of future theatre audiences.
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