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Support Chicago Dramatists

Chicago Dramatists is grateful for the generous support of individual donors like you! With grants only covering 20% of operating costs, our artists count on your support to keep programs afloat. Contributed income supports our mission to nurture playwrights of all levels with the space, resources, and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists. Your donation provides the means for new play development -- keeping class fees low, tickets to public play readings next to nothing, table readings and other free programming for Resident Playwrights,  plus employment of actors, directors, and other artists for our readings to co-productions.

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Join us in our mission to nurture playwrights of all levels with the space, resources, and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists. Our playwrights bring unheard stories to the stage and build empathy in audiences. Together, we can ensure that future audience members experience a variety of narratives and explore who owns our cultural history. You can support storytelling in Chicago.

The Writer's Circle - Monthly Giving Membership

Joining a monthly giving membership is a small step that will have a very BIG impact -- a small gift a month can add up to significant annual support. Writer's Circle members provide direct support to nurture writers, sending encouragement along the way. As a member you will receive a subscription to our newsletters, first notice of special offers, and invitation to all signature events.

Make a big impact by becoming a Writer's Circle Member today!

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For further information on donating to Chicago Dramatists, please contact Vanessa Bamber, Managing Director at (312) 633-0630.

Get involved


We need your help!  Share your insights at a Saturday Series reading. Witnessing play development in action is exciting and invigorating, for both the artists and the audience, which is why the Saturday Series is our longest running program. Visit our Saturday Series page for more information on upcoming readings. The post-show discussion is necessary for writers, who are there to learn what is working within their play. Please come and share your thoughts.


The internship program at Chicago Dramatists welcomes new talent every quarter. There are opportunities to in various departments, including artistic, development, marketing, and box office and facilities management. Interns are full-fledged members of our close-knit team. Learn more about the program through our past interns or contact Tanuja Jagernauth for details: tjagernauth@chicagodramatists.org

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Foundations and Agencies

In addition to our many individual donors, Chicago Dramatists enjoys the generous support of foundations and government agencies.





The Seabury Foundation

James & Edith Spain Foundation

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