Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series Begins Sept. 8th

For more than 30 years, Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series has presented Chicago theater lovers and industry professionals with an inside view of plays in progress and an opportunity to contribute to their development with post show feedback sessions.. Many of these plays are works-in-progress by Resident and Network playwrights; others grow out of various workshops, some of which are open to the general public.

There is a $5 Suggested Donation to attend any reading which take place most Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 West Chicago Ave. Additional information is available at

The Fall 2012 Saturday Series schedule will be:

September 8: “Toxic Donut” by Resident Playwright Steven Simoncic
September 15: Backstage Forum
September 22: “Zepher” by Network Playwright Michael Rychlewski
September 29: “Merchild” by Resident Playwright Aline Lathrop
October 6: “American Home” by Network Playwright Stephanie Alison Walker
October 13: “Netta at Ninety” by Resident Playwright Susan Lieberman
October 20: “At His Best” by Network Playwright Cassandra Rose
October 27: New Senior Network Playwrights Showcase featuring works by Scott Woldman, Hope Hommersand, Gary Slezak, Steven Peterson and Cathy Earnest.
November 3: “Women of Choice” by Richard Shavzin
November 10: “The Acceleration of Addison Crouch” by Resident Playwright Jon Steinhagen
November 17:“Damn the River Deep” by Resident Playwright Jayme McGhan
December 1: Deadline Workshops Part 1
December 8: Deadline Workshops Part 2

About the Saturday Series

At the heart of Chicago Dramatists’ play development lies the Saturday Series, the organization’s longest-running program. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, other events include 10-Minute Workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats with visiting artists, and readings of plays developed in other Chicago Dramatists programs. The series takes place on most Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. at Chicago Dramatists. A full schedule can be found online at

About Chicago Dramatists

Since 1979, Chicago Dramatists has been dedicated to a single mission—the development and advancement of playwrights and new plays that contribute to the American theatre repertory and enrich the lives of audiences across the country. Simply put, Chicago Dramatists is a safe and creative place where playwrights, theatre artists, audiences, producers, and donors can join forces to build the theatre of the future.

Through workshops, readings, classes, and special programs, we provide opportunities for beginning and established dramatists to develop their work, expand their professional affiliations, showcase their plays to the theatre marketplace, and collaborate with actors, directors, and audiences during the creative process. And by the same token, we offer theatres and audiences a convenient central resource to discover the plays and playwrights that will shape the theatre of the twenty-first century.