Paris Intensive: A Chicago Dramatists Retreat on the Left Bank

Paris, France

Oct 5 - Oct 9, 2020


TUITION / COST:$1,100.00
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Emilio Williams

Chicago Dramatist, the preeminent incubator of new plays in the Chicagoland Midwest area, is coming to Paris for a taste of the ultimate literary ex-pat life. Six playwrights of all levels and from all over the world are welcome to join.

This week-long intensive will take place on the Left Bank of Paris from Oct 05 – Oct 09. Tuition includes five 3hr. seminars, five continental breakfasts, a goodbye cocktail-reception, and two free tours of the Left Bank of Paris.

Every morning we will meet for three hours in a studio overlooking the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Paris. Continental breakfast, short-lectures, mini-workshops, and thought-provoking discussions will ensue. After the first day of class, you will receive an orientation of the area to familiarize yourself with the best café, restaurants, and libraries of this historic and iconic neighborhood.

In the afternoons and evenings, you will be free to write, explore Paris, visit museums, open-air markets and the like. You will have the option to join three evening programs: a play in French with English subtitles, a jazz concert, and a complimentary cocktail reception after the final session.

The program will also offer a list of convenient lodging options at competitive prices. And we'll provide you with a list of more optional cultural events happening in Paris that week.

Tuition cost includes five three-hour seminars, five continental breakfasts, a goodbye cocktail-reception and two free tours of the Left Bank of Paris. Students are responsible for all additional costs including airfare, hotel, meals, and tickets for the two optional night activities.


Featured Writers Include:

Emilio Williams is an award-winning writer and educator. His critically-acclaimed plays have been produced in Argentina, Estonia, France, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. As an international communications expert and journalist, he has worked for CNN, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago. He has been a visiting artist at the University of Portland, Georgia State University, Mary Washington University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is currently teaching creative writing.




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Chicago Dramatists is the only comprehensive playwright development center of its kind in Chicago. We give playwrights an artistic home no matter where they are in their development. Our award-winning playwrights are regularly produced in Chicago, on Broadway and at regional theaters throughout the country. Our playwrights are also shaping writers’ rooms in LA, sending our Chicago stories to living rooms across the world.

For 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has supported playwrights at all levels of development – from apprentices to the craft to masters. Workshops, readings, classes, and special programs, provide opportunities for beginning and established dramatists to develop their work, expand their professional affiliations, showcase their plays and collaborate with actors, directors, and audiences during the creative process.