Submissions for the RESERVOIR staged reading series | Dandelion Theatre

Dandelion Theatre is currently accepting submissions for their Reservoir series, a staged reading series that showcases new, full-length work by Chicago area playwrights. Each script is brought to life through collaboration with a director and cast of talented actors.

This season's Reservoir series features three directors: Kaycee Filson, Ben Kaye, and Christopher Sylvie. Each director will spearhead a unique and collaborative process where the director, playwright, and actors act as a team to develop and bring to life a story that needs to be told.

Our directors are looking for works of all sizes, themes, styles, and stages of development.

To Submit:

Submissions can be made by sending an e-mail to

Your e-mail should state your intent to submit your work and should include the following subject line: Reservoir Series -- Title of Play, Your Name

E-mails must also include:

1. An Artist’s Statement answering the following questions:

• Why playwriting? What excites you about writing for the stage?
• At what state of development is your play in? Where has it come from, and where would you like it to go?
• Why does this story need to be told now?

2. A 10 page sample of your script

3. Resume

4. Acknowledgement that you live in the Chicago area.

5. Please outline any major conflicts or time periods when you would be unavailable to attend rehearsals and/or a staged reading between now and March, 2018.

Submission deadline is October 27th, 2017

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
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United States