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  30th Annual Young Playwrights Festival at Chicago Dramatists

30th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Chicago

The latest edition of Pegasus Theatre Chicago's playwriting competition returns for its 30th straight year, featuring four exciting new works from Chicago's brightest teen writers. The oldest such festival in the country, this prestigious contest regularly receives over 600 submissions from students throughout the Chicago area. The winning playwrights work with professional artists to revise, stage and produce their scripts as part of Pegasus' main stage season. This year's selections will explore the theme of "Assumptions." You won't want to miss this showcase of young literary talent at Chicago Dramatists Theatre.

Thru - Jan 29, 2017

Show Type: Festival

Box Office: 312-633-0630

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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...But each piece, chosen by the folks at Pegasus Theatre from a pool of more than 600 entries, is a tiny gem, engaging the audience with crisp, believable dialogue, clear storytelling, and original, fascinating characters-giving us hope for a new generation of compelling playwrights in the process."
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Jack Helbig

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The first time I went to see the Young Playwrights Festival, I didn’t know what to expect. That first visit was wonderful, so I was sure this one should be just as good. Guess what – it was more than good – it blew me away! Although each of the four winning plays had a common theme, ‘assumptions’, they couldn’t have been more diverse."
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Carol Moore

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