A no-frills list of Chicago-based playwrights.
To make it easier for lit managers to find Chicago playwrights, and to encourage playwrights to take control of their web presence.
Literary managers spend a lot of time tracking down playwrights. It's a pain, especially if the playwright doesn't have a website.
There are only two requirements:
The Chicago Playwright List doesn't vouch or vet for playwright quality. That's not the point. The point is to encourage playwrights to make themselves web-accessible.
Are you qualified and interested? Let us know at chicagoplaywrightlist at gmail. We want this list to be as inclusive and diverse as possible – a list that looks like Chicago.
A site that gives you, the playwright, full control over the website's content.
Facebook and Twitter don't count. Doollee doesn't count. The New Play Map is a great project, but anybody can edit anybody else's playwright info. A profile page on a theater company's website isn't ideal, either.
So what does count? Something as simple (and free) as a wordpress site works great. Play around! Get inspired by some of the websites on the List. Teach yourself some basic HTML and CSS. If you can format a script, you can handle a website.