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Best of PlayGround-Chicago ’24
New Work
Apr 29, 2024
PlayGround is thrilled to announce the selected plays and playwrights for our annual ten-minute play fest, BEST OF PLAYGROUND(CHICAGO) ’24, including first-time festival writers Daniel Arzola, Zach Barr, alfonzo kahlil, Juliet Kang Huneke, and J.S. Puller and returning Best of alumna Tanuja Devi Jagernauth. PlayGround will celebrate these artists and their place within the next generation of great playwrights in Chicago and beyond. Tickets can be reserved at for live performances at Theater Wit and simulcast online, April 29 at 7pm CT and on-demand for one week. Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted) but advance reservations are required.
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
The mission of PlayGround-Chicago is to support the development of new local voices for the theatre, with a core commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. PlayGround-Chicago is Chicago’s newest playwright incubator, providing unique opportunities for the cultivation and development of early-career local playwrights and partnerships with leading professional directors, actors and theatres. Through the development of original short and full-length plays, PlayGround creates a microcosm of the greater theatre scene, supporting emerging playwrights’ experimentation and risk-taking, while helping them to hone their style and technique.