"Scene Shop" Play Development (Thursday Nights: Summer 2021) (Online)

07/08/2021 - 08/26/2021




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Thursdays
Session Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug. 12, 19, 26
Session Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time
The Early Bird Registration is not applicable for this course. Network Discounts still apply.


"Scene Shop" Play Development Thursday Nights (Summer 2021) (Online)

July 08 - Aug. 26
6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time 

Instructor: Will Dunne


Now in its 15th 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 screenplay.

The Early Bird Discount is not applicable for this course.  Network Discounts still apply.

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 Thursdays
Session Dates

July 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug. 12, 19, 26

Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

This course is ideal for writers who are at the intermediate and advanced level.

No class on August 5