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BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Amy Crider

Amy Crider has a BA in theater from Goddard College, but did not return to theater again until 2008, completing the sketch writing program at Second City. She has been studying playwriting at Chicago Dramatists since 2009, where her work has been in the Ten Minute Workshop and three Scene Shop Showcases. In 2012, she […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt is a Network Playwright with Chicago Dramatists, a member of Courier 12 Collective, and a Dramatists Guild member. Her ten-­‐minute play Tornado Alleyis a finalist for the 2015 Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award, and was produced as part of 20% Theater Company’s 2013 Snapshots Festival at The Cornservatory, Chicago. Her full-­‐length play The Newlyweds was […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Paul Pasulka

Paul Pasulka is a network playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a psychologist in private practice and on faculty at Northwestern University Medical School (paulpasulka.com). His plays have been read or produced throughout Chicago. Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth recently received a reading in the New Works Festival at Three Cat Productions. When the Wheels Come Off […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Kalena Victoria Chevalier

Kalena is a Chicago-area playwright whose work has been performed at Goodman Theatre and Prop Theatre, produced by Project 891 Theatre Company, Breadline Theatre Group, Tantalus Theatre Group, and Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, commissioned by Raven Theatre, and workshopped by the Women’s Theatre Alliance of Chicago and Three Cat Productions. Her play The Unburnt House was […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Playwright Blake Levinson

A Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, Blake Levinson’s psychodrama 3-WAY MIRROR was performed early 2014 as a staged reading in Three Cat Productions’ Chicago New Work Festival. His play ORNA-MENTAL was also produced this past December at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater in Hobo Junction’s sixth annual holiday short play festival. Levinson’s full-length play BY REASON OF […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Playwright David Bald

David Bald is a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, where scenes from his plays Daddy and The Last Reunion have had staged readings in the Scene Shop Showcase.  This past June, The Last Reunionreceived a staged reading at Three Cat Productions as part of the Next Draft Series.  In a previous life, David taught English literature […]

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Behind the Scenes: Birds in Cages

Gary Gimmestad, composer and arranger for the Scarlet Sisters Everleigh, has agreed to write a behind the scenes blog.  We are thrilled to have Gary share his insists on the creation of the new work.  Scarlet Sisters Everleigh opens November 8 at the Berger Park Coach House Theater. —– by Gary Gimmestad The caged bird […]

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Scarlet Sisters: Van Van and the Gold Piano

Gary Gimmestad, composer and arranger for the Scarlet Sisters Everleigh, has agreed to write a behind the scenes blog.  We are thrilled to have Gary share his insists on the creation of the new work.  Scarlet Sisters Everleigh opens November 8 at the Berger Park Coach House Theater. —– by Gary Gimmestad The most renowned […]

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