La Nuit: A Night of Theatre & Transformation 2021 (Online)

08/07/2021 07:00 PM CT


Fundraising Event


  • Free



Virtual Meeting URL:


Saturday August 7th
7:00pm CST


Join Us!
Saturday, August 7th

7:00pm CT

Chicago Dramatists is very excited that our 3rd annual La Nuit Gala will take place via Twitch stream August 7th at 7:00pm CT!

The virtual event is free and will feature a packed schedule of insider interviews, original songs, an exclusive script reading, and more!

The event includes two round-table discussions with staples of the Chicago Theatre Scene:

  • A Conversation with Chicago Artistic Directors:
    • Olivia Lilley from Prop Theater
    • Rohina Malik from Medina Theatre Collective
    • Lanise Antoine Shelley from House Theatre
    • Carson Grace Becker from Chicago Dramatists
  • A Discussion with Playwrights from All Over the World featuring:
    • Resident Playwright Emilio Williams, author of Elektra Problematika
    • Neil Blackadder, author of translations for Lukas Bärfuss, Rebekka Kricheldorf, and more
    • Alice da Cunha, Co-Artistic Director of the Physical Theater Festival
    • Kestutis Nakas, featured artist at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art and author of No Bees for Bridgeport
    • Resident Playwright Fouad Teymour, author of Jeff Award-Winning play Twice, Thrice, Frice…
    • Kate Hendrickson, Resident Director of Trap Door Theatre

As well we will have a reading of 48hr Festival Winner Conor McShane’s piece Five, Six, Seven, Eight and a performance of a new musical number developed by CD Teaching Artist Diana Lawrence, 2021 recipient of the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, and a few other surprises along the way!!

Following the event we will have a live talkback with some of the fabulous artists involved with the discussions!

The event is completely free! Simply register here and you'll receive an email as the date approaches with a link to join the stream. We will be raising money to support our staffing and upcoming programing. You can donate now by clicking here or by texting "Give" to (872) 201-1077.

From all of us at Chicago Dramatists, thank you so much for your continued support. We'll see you on the 7th!