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

06/27/2020 - 08/29/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Saturdays
Session Dates: Jun 27, Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 08, 15, 29
Session Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time
Discount Codes may not be applied to "Scene Shop" Play Development.
Membership discounts are still applicable.


"Scene Shop" Play Development Saturday Mornings

Jun 27 - Aug 29
10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time 

Instructor: Will Dunne


Now concluding 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.

Discount Codes may not be applied to "Scene Shop" Play Development. Network Membership discounts are still applicable.

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to setup a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
Session Dates

Jun 27
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 08, 15, 29

Time 10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time
Notes No class on Jul 04, Aug 01, or Aug 22