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JUNE 19 - 25, 2023
CITY LIT THEATER COMPANY
1020 W. BRYN MAWR AVENUE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60660
ALL EVENTS FREE *
Presented by Grippo Stage Company
Gratitude to our Financial Supporter Emmy and Peabody Award winning Writer Tom Fontana
Dramatists and people who love them are invited to take part in one or more events at the inaugural Victory Harvest week at City Lit, June 19 - 25. Workshops, readings, and brainstorming sessions about how to improve the creation of new plays. Oh, and all of the events are FREE, except the concluding reception on Sunday, June 25, which will take place at a nearby restaurant TBA and will be order off the menu and pay your own tab.
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Entertainment attorney, playwright and producer Charles Grippo presents this seminar on the ins and outs of playwrights and other artists producing their own projects.
Monday, June 19, 7 pm
Members and potential members can attend this meeting of the Dramatists Guild Chicago Region.
Conducted by Dramatists Guild Council Member, Jeffrey Sweet, this event will focus on what writers can do to be more proactive in getting their works up. Playwrights will be welcome to contribute their thoughts from experience.
Tuesday, June 20 7 pm.
Join Jeffrey Sweet and other illustrious members of the Improv community for this special event which explores how playwrights can use improv to create plays. You'll learn techniques you can apply to your own works.
Wednesday, June 21, 7 pm.
Fantastic opportunity for playwrights and directors to network. Playwrights can pitch directors with their scripts. Directors can tell playwrights what kinds of scripts they are looking for.
Thursday June 22 7 pm
"Kathrina D. RiChard's play asks the question: When does the American Dream become a nightmare? Set against the backdrop of 1950's Cold War Era Chicago, Willie, newly arrived as a result of the Great Migration, sets out on a journey to get an elusive piece of the American Pie, willing to risk everything for just a taste."
Friday, June 23, 7 pm.
Join us for a reading of Jeffrey Sweet's play RAPPACCINI'S PIZZA, directed by Terry McCabe. " A young woman is torn between an aunt who behaves like a mother and a mother who behaves like the aunt a good mother wishes you wouldn't spend too much time with. "
Saturday, June 24 at 7 pm.
Three playwrights will be interviewed about new projects, possibly with excerpts being read. Jeremy Kareken, co-author of the Broadway hit, Lifespan of a Fact, is expected to be one of the three. Other writers may be looking for collaborators or mentors.
Sunday, June 25, 2 pm.
Immediately following "Playwrights in Discussion," we'll adjourn to a nearby restaurant TBA for some nourishment , drink, and further networking. All who have attended any of the events will be welcome. *Reception will be off the menu and revelers will pay their own tab.
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