• ANNOUNCING THE WRITERS THEATRE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

    WT is returning to the live and in-person productions that we’ve all missed this year. Comedy, music, drama, two World Premieres and two co-productions with some of the nation’s most exceptional regional theatres — all in one season!

  • DISHWASHER DREAMS

    Written and Performed by Alaudin Ullah
    Directed by Chay Yew
    In association with Hartford Stage

    FIRST GENERATION. FOLLOWING HIS DREAM. FUNNY AS ****

  • WIFE OF A SALESMAN

    Written by Eleanor Burgess
    In association with Milwaukee Repertory Theater

    AN ICONIC DRAMA. AN IMAGINED MEETING.
    A RECENTERING OF WHERE “ATTENTION MUST BE PAID.” 

  • ATHENA

    Written by Gracie Gardner
    Choreographed by Steph Paul
    Directed by Jessica Fisch 

    ADVANCE. PARRY. REPEAT.

  • PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES

    Created by Felicia P. Fields and Ron OJ Parson
    Dramaturgy by Kimberly Dixon-Mays
    Directed by Ron OJ Parson

    SONGS FROM THE SOUL. RHYTHM FROM THE HEART. COME FEEL THE BLUES LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

  • REOPENING INFORMATION
    At Writers Theatre, your health and safety is our first priority and we will not reopen until it is safe for our audiences, artists and staff. We have developed a three-pronged strategy to guide our reopening procedures when the time is right. 

    Learn more about our reopening strategy here. 

  • At Writers Theatre, we stand together against racism and for justice and equality.

    We are committed to listening and learning and are invested in the work critical to change, in order to ensure an equitable society for all, especially for those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). We are also committed to enhancing our workplace policies to ensure that everyone at WT is valued, heard and respected. Learn more here: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and our Code of Conduct.

This season at Writers Theatre

Dishwasher Dreams
Dec 09, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
325 Tudor Court
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre
Wife of a Salesman
Mar 03, 2022 - Apr 03, 2022
325 Tudor Court
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre
Athena
May 05, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
325 Tudor Court
The Gillian Theatre
Pearl's Rollin' With the Blues
Jun 23, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022
325 Tudor Court
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Recently called "America's No. 1 theatre company" by The Wall Street Journal, Writers Theatre has entertained Chicago and the North Shore for 30 years with inventive interpretations of classic work and a bold approach to contemporary theatre, bringing audiences face-to-face with powerful stories by creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible. With a reputation for excellence, innovative educational programming and strong ties to the community, Writers Theatre serves as a vital and highly regarded part of the Chicago theatre community. Read More ›

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