InchWorm Play Reading Series is seeking underexposed playwrights for their monthly reading series. Playwrights should be interested in doing rewrites. This is not a series for finished work. Please send submissions in word or pdf format to InchWormChicago@gmail.com. Both full scripts and 10 page samples are welcome. Please do not send abstracts. A resume is required. Scripts and resumes are accepted on a rolling basis.
We’re looking for your first drafts! All submitted work should be considered “in process.” It is expected that your play will change before, during, and after this process. Because this work is considered “in process,” literary managers and agents are not invited to attend.
Readings occur in the evening on the 2nd Monday evening of every month. Each reading will have a director, dramaturg, and actors and 2-5 rehearsals depending on the size and scope of the play, as well as the availability of all involved parties. Playwrights are expected to attend rehearsals. We work in collaboration with the playwright on the selection of the director and dramaturg.
Ultimately the InchWorm Play Reading Series seeks help the playwright’s work progress and strengthen the relationship between the playwright, director, and dramaturg. We provide a collaborative environment so the playwright can determine the strengths and weaknesses of their play. The reading will also have a moderated talk back to receive audience reaction and feedback.