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Have you written a play, a scene, a monologue, or have a work-in-progress?


It's time to let the world hear your words.


Our reading series is for playwrights seeking actors and audiences.

The Make Ready: a reading series

          In varying locations around Chicago, playwrights, actors, and audience members gather to hear excerpts from the work of local writers. It's an accessible and supportive environment to get new works on their feet.



Submit 10 pages of your writing to us at with your name and the title of your piece in the subject line. Your sample of work is then eligible for a cold reading at any of our upcoming reading series. Playwrights must be based in the Chicago area and available to attend The Make Ready in person.



Get cast on the night of the reading. Arrive about 30 minutes early and let us know you're there. So far we've had great luck getting everyone who signs up in on the action.


Be a part of our directors panel and share your passion and perspectives with other theatre artists in a supportive and collaborative environment. Email us with your interest at

The next one is...

    Tuesday, June 9

    Doors open at 6:30pm

    Make Ready at 7pm






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Read all about The Make Ready in an excellent article 

featured in The Clyde Fitch Report and get a window onto what we do!

Check out the atricle here

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