The Chicago Dramatists host a weekly reading series for resident and network playwrights. The staged readings take place every Saturday:
Discussion with renowned panelists about the trials and tribulations of mounthing your own theater work.
They All Fall Down
The day after the disappearance of JFK, Jr.'s plane, a couple's discussion of the uncertain fate of the missing leads them to a new territory in their own relationship.
A Steady Rain
During a routine domestic disturbance call, two Chicago cops return a panic-stricken Vietnamese boy to a man claiming to be the boy's uncle.
Just One of Those Things
In this romantic comedy, a young woman traveling by train to her wedding is delayed in an isolated, rural train station and encounters a movie-obsessed janitor.
Ex Orient Lux
As the Depression deepens in the West, a young idealist leads his pregnant wife to the promised land of the Soviet Union to help build an egalitarian society. His wife is the first to see the flaws...
The Theater School of DePaul University
The school's actors and directors stage readings of short plays and scenes.
When project manager Gina leads her marketing team on a recon mission, she finds that making the world safe for quality footwar is not so simple.
Before I Wake
Vietnam War vets J.T. and Ray were the same: grew up in the same neighborhood; liked the same James Brown music, wine, girls; and even served in the same platoon. Thirty years later, their lives intersect.
Southern Illinois University: Student Plays
Chicago Dramatist actors and directors stage readings of short plays and scenes by MFA and Ph.D. students.
Staged readings of 10-minute plays and scenes by various writers, followed by an audience discussion moderated by Mr. Hill.