Playwrights Aloud February 16th

02/16/2020 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST




  • Free  -  Actor
  • Free  -  Audience Member


Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
United States of America
Room Number: Russ Tutterow Theatre


Actors are expected to arrive at 6:00pm for auditions.
Audience is invited to come for the readings which will begin at 8:00pm.


Playwrights Aloud is a new Reading Series at Chicago Dramatists of short scripts by emerging playwrights. Playwrights Aloud will take place on the first and third Sunday of every month and will provide music stand readings of five new 10min Plays by emerging playwrights.

Each night, actors will have the opportunity to come in and audition at 6:00pm. The shows will be cast that night, rehearsed that night, and performed that night at 8:00pm followed by a brief talk-back. Please note that the beginning of the actual readings has moved from 7:30pm to 8:00pm in order to allow more time for rehearsal.

This week's Playwrights Aloud was open to all submissions!

February 16th's selected plays are: 


For actors interested in being a part of the reading: Participants need to arrive at 6:00pm, at which point they will read sides from each of the plays, and then be cast accordingly. After 40 minutes of rehearsal, the reading will begin at 8:00pm! Register here as an actor to let us know you're coming ready to work!

For those interested in being audience members: the readings will begin at 8:00pm and will go until around 9:15 followed by a talk back.
Our readings are COMPLETELY FREE and you can reserve your spot by registering here as an audience member!

For playwrights who would like to submit to future readings: Our next reading is themed reading and will be on March 1st. The theme is: "Smash the Locks: Freeing the Wrongfully Imprisoned" and submissions will be due February 22nd at 11:59pm and can be submitted at

If you have any questions or curiosities, or would be interested in becoming a part of Playwrights Aloud as a director or volunteer, you can email