Submissions Now Being Accepted for Cunningham Commission for Youth Theatre

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the Cunningham Commission for Youth Theatre. Playwrights from the Chicagoland area and alumni of The Theatre School are eligible to apply, and the winner will be announced in June. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019. The Cunningham Commission for Youth Theatre was established at The Theatre School to honor the memory of the Rev. Donald Cunningham, a Chicago priest, playwright, and lover of theatre. The Cunningham Commission was established by an endowment gift …

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Williams Street Repertory Accepting Submissions for 2019-20 Reading Series

Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County’s only professional theatre company, is excited to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2019 – 2020 Reading Series (formerly LAB Series) at Raue Center For The Arts. WSRep has chosen to rebrand the program following the recent changes in guidelines for new play developmental workshops set down by the Actors’ Equity Association. Actor, director and WSRep Ensemble Member, Michele Vazquez, will be at the helm of WSRep’s newly rebranded series as the program manager. Vazquez, who directed the world premiere of Deborah Yarchun’s “Bomber’s Moon” …

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First Read Chicago 2019: Call for Submissions

First Read, a new play development workshop and readings series, seeks first drafts of plays by trans and non-binary theater artists. Produced by ensemble theater company The Syndicate, First Read launched in NYC in 2018 with readings of three new plays by trans artists. Now, The Syndicate and collaborators aim to bring the success of the first festival to Chicago in 2019. Lead producers Hal Cosentino and Ellenor Riley-Condit will host the next First Read at The Martin- 2515 W. North Avenue- the week of June 10th – June 16th, 2019. To …

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