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Playwrights Unit Members Greg Allen, Alice Austen, Ike Holter and Christopher Oscar Pena present free staged readings July 20, 21 & August 16


Deadline to apply for 2013/2014 Season’s Playwrights Unit is July 1st


CHICAGO, IL - Goodman Theatre presents four free staged readings of new plays developed in the Playwrights Unit, a season-long residency program for local writers who meet twice monthly with members of the theater’s artistic staff to discuss their plays in progress. Out of this process emerges four brand new plays, which appear in FREE staged readings: Prowess by Ike Holter (July 20 at 2pm); Sleeping with the Prince of Darkness: The Imagined Pillow Talk of FBI Agent John O’Neill by Greg Allen (July 20 at 7:30pm); F(law)less by christopher oscar peña (July 21 at 2:30pm); and Ninth Man Out by Alice Austen (August 16 at 7:30pm). Playing an essential role in the Goodman’s efforts to commission and develop new works for the American theater, the Playwrights Unit is facilitated by Tanya Palmer, director of new play development. FREE readings take place in the Goodman’s rehearsal rooms; reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.443.3800 or visiting GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaywrightsUnit.

Chicago-based writers are invited to apply to be a Unit member for the 2013/2014 Season; visit GoodmanTheatre.org/About/Play-Submissions. Applications are due July 1, 2013. Participating playwrights receive a commission fee and a mid-point reading at Chicago Dramatists in January 2014. The residency culminates in a final public reading at the Goodman in Summer 2014. Time Warner Foundation is the Major Supporter of New Play Development. The Glasser and Rosenthal Family and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust are Supporters of New Work Development. The Davee Foundation is the Major Contributor to Research and Development for New Work and The Joyce Foundation is the Principal Supporter of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives.

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