"Scene Shop" Play Development (Saturday Mornings: Winter 2020)

01/18/2020 - 03/21/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student


Literacenter Basement
651 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
United States of America


Sessions: 7 Saturdays
Session Dates: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 8, 22, 29, Mar. 14, 21
Session Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm


"Scene Shop" Play Development 

Jan. 18 - Mar. 21
10:00am - 1:00pm 

Instructor: Will Dunne

Now starting its 13th year at Chicago Dramatists and led by Resident Playwright Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and other books, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced writers.

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 constructive group feedback in a supportive setting. If you ever need to miss a session, you can always make it up in  the other Scene Shop section that week. Workshop members are eligible to participate in the Scene Shop Showcase, a night of staged readings presented twice yearly in the Russ Tutterow Theatre. 

Will Dunne's plays have been presented worldwide in three languages and earned numerous honors, including  three selections by the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center for the U.S. National Playwrights Conference, a Charles MacArthur Fellowship awarded by the O'Neill for outstanding comedy, four Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, two DramaLogue Playwriting Awards, and a Best-of-Year mention from the San Francisco Examiner. He also has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play and twice been named a finalist for the Heideman Award at the  Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Prerequisites: The writer has completed at least one play or screen play.

Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
Session Dates

Jan. 18, 25

Feb. 8, 22, 29

Mar. 14, 21

Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm

No class on Feb. 1, 15, or Mar. 7