Network Playwright Registration Reopening & Staged Reading of "Blood & Water" by Andy Mayo

03/30/2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM CST




  • Free


Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
Room Number: Russ Tutterow Theater


The Network Playwright Program reopens registration on Monday, March 30. To mark the occasion, we'll be presenting a staged reading of "Blood & Water" by Network Writer Andy Mayo.


Network Playwright Registration  

Featuring A Staged Reading Of "Blood And Water" By Network Playwright Andy Mayo

Chicago Dramatists is proud to announce the expansion of the Network Playwright Program. We will reopen membership to another 50 members on Monday, March 30. To mark the occasion, we'll be presenting a staged reading of Network Member Andy Mayo's play Blood and Water, first written and developed here at Chicago Dramatists. That play went on to receive a smash run at Aux Dog Theater in Albuquerque, NM. We look forward to opening the doors to another wave of fantastic playwrights!


Doors will open at 5:30pm with Network registration starting at 6:00pm.  The reading will run from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Folks then have the option to register for Network following the reading as well.


Blood and Water...
A woman unravels the past two estranged brothers have kept hidden for more than a decade as they struggle over a business creating a water crisis in their hometown. Set in the New Mexico desert, the play evokes the loss of the Old West in an explosive public and private drama of loneliness and betrayal.


About Andy Mayo...

After a career in business that first brought him to Chicago, Network Playwright Andy Mayo began writing plays and returned to Chicago a year ago to study with Chicago Dramatists. Blood and Water had two readings during that time and the script was finalized for production in his hometown, Albuquerque, NM. He began his playwriting with a one-man show Wish Upon A Star, intimate reflections of Walt Disney. He is a member of Dramatists Guild and a Chicago Dramatists Network Playwright.


"At first glance, Blood and Water, looks like a Sam Shepard knock-off. If you're not a Sam Shepard fan, don't let that put you off. I enjoyed this play more than I ever enjoyed any Sam Shepard play that I have seen." – Dean Yannias, Talkin’ Broadway


"Blood and Water, the newest production playing at the Aux Dog Theatre (and a world premiere at that) is a strong new piece from Albuquerque based playwright Andy Mayo examining the relationship between two brothers over one fateful Christmas." – Zoe Burke, Broadwayworld


"The play’s themes of loneliness, lost memories, sibling rivalry and desperate love combine in a startling study of revenge, betrayal and the possibility of forgiveness." – Director Victoria J. Liberatori, Aux Dog Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director


The Network Playwright Program stands as one of the founding pillars of Chicago Dramatists, and is a core element of what we do here.  Our members are dedicated to the craft and art of playwriting, and use this network and these resources to further develop their practice and abilities.  The development of our Network Playwrights is a central component of Chicago Dramatists' mission, and we are thrilled to be expanding our ranks.


Network Registration & Staged Reading Of Blood And Water

Date:  Monday, March 30

Doors Open:  5:30pm

Network Registration Begins:  6:00pm - 7:00pm

Staged Reading Of Blood And Water:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Network Registration Continues:  9:00pm - 10:00pm