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Wrights of Spring

Two weeks. Dozens of world premieres. An immersive festival of new work from the next generation of playwrights.


The Wrights of S​pring Festival is an annual celebration of new plays by Theatre School Playwrights.  Held at the end of each May, the two-week festival provides playwriting students an intensive developmental laboratory and showcase for their work. The festival affords them the

Wrights of Spring 2019
experience to refine their work in collaboration with TTS students and faculty from every discipline. Playwrights, actors, directors, managers, dramaturgs and designers work together to fulfill Wrights of Spring’s mission to build a collaborative, school-wide, student-driven community around the Theatre School’s commitment to fostering new plays and playwrights.

Since the first Festival in 1996, WOS has presented works by over 170 playwrights. Many of those playwrights have gone on to build impressive careers writing for the stage, television and film. Since 2004, close to 20 works originally presented in WOS have been subsequently produced at The Theatre School.

The Wrights of Spring Festival is free and open to the public. No reservations for Wrights of Spring events are necessary. All performances are held at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N Racine Ave. in Chicago.