Next Draft Series


This monthly staged reading series continues Three Cat Productions commitment to new work and is meant to be an extension of the Chicago New Work Festival.  The reading series is held on the third Monday of each month at the Berger Park Cultural Center first floor.  The series is free and open to the public.

Up Next:

2018 Upcoming Readings

March 19, 2018
Boundary Waters by Dennis Fisher

April 16, 2018
The Passing by Gabriella Bonamici

May 21, 2018
Want by Shayne Kennedy

June 18, 2018
Late to the Riots by Helen Valenta

July 16, 2018
The Vultures by Mark Ridge

August 20, 2018
She Lights the Fire by Kathleen Dugan

September 17, 2018
Metadata by Amy Crider

Ada, just out of college with a BA in Psychology, lands an intriguing new job: studying human behavior on Facebook and social media.  Relating to her weird, lonely boss is half the battle.  When they create a political action group on Facebook to study its members, things take a disturbing turn.  Just who is Bob, their mysterious boss?  And are they the actual subjects of this experiment?

About Amy Crider

Amy Crider got her BA in theater from Goddard College, but didn’t have the opportunity to return to theater again for twenty-five years, starting with the comedy writing program at Second City, and joining Chicago Dramatists in 2010.  Since then, she has had twenty-five staged readings in Chicago, Columbus, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor, and New York.  She’s been a semifinalist for the O’Neill, Seven Devils, and the Princess Grace Award, and in 2012 attended the LaMaMa International Playwrights Retreat in Spoleto, Italy.  Recently she produced her play Leda, donating the ticket proceeds to Mercy Corps.  (See  Her website is

October 15, 2018
Home is Where by Pat Curtis

November 19, 2018
Paid In Full by Neil Connelly

December 17, 2018
Riverview by Rolfe Sick


To see a list of our previous Next Draft Readings,  please visit this link.