"Scene Shop" Play Development (Thursday Nights: Spring 2020)

04/09/2020 06:30 PM - 06/18/2020 09:30 PM ET




  • $324.00  -  General
  • $274.00  -  New Student


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


Sessions: 8 Thursdays
Session Dates: Apr 09, 16, 23, May 07, 14, 28, Jun 11, 18
Session Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm


"Scene Shop" Play Development 

Apr. 09 - Jun. 18
6:30pm - 9:30pm 

Instructor: Will Dunne

Now in 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. Next showcase: 7:30 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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 screenplay.

Sessions/Weekday 8 Thursdays
Session Dates

Apr. 09, 16, 23

May. 07, 14, 28

Jun. 11, 18

Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes No class on Apr. 30, May. 21, Jun. 04