Thanks for your interest in working with Theater Wit

For play submissions, we currently accept
  • Unsolicited work from any playwright currently living in Chicago or its immediate environs
  • Agent submissions (no more than 2/agent at a time).  Please contact the AD before submitting
  • Blind submissions if you aren't one of the above (representative pages). We have no dedicated staff and so cannot guarantee to read unsolicited work from non-Chicago playwrights.
For all other positions, please review any job-specific and submission requirements on the submission detail.

THE COMPANY:

We are a theater company within a building, within a community, within a world.

As a production company, Theater Wit is the premier smart art theater in Chicago, producing humorous, challenging, and intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary theatrical voice.

As an institution, Theater Wit seeks to be the hub of the Chicago neighborhood theater scene. In our three spaces, we bring together Chicago’s best storefront theater companies. Here you will find a smorgasbord of excellent productions, see the work of a parade of talented artists, and mingle with audiences from all over Chicago.

SUMMARY:

Theater Wit seeks experienced Scenic/Lighting/Sound/Costumes and Properties Designers to join our team for our upcoming 2023 production Whistleblower. More information about the company/season and staff please, visit our website – www.theaterwit.org


QUALIFICATIONS:

Theater Wit requires proof of vaccination for all employees and follows all local, state, CDC and Actor Equity guidelines.

DATES:

Load-in: Monday, April 10th, 2023 - Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Designer Run: Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at 7 PM

Tech: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023 through  May 6th, 2023

First Preview: Friday, May 5th, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Opening: Monday, May 15th, 2023

Closing: Saturday, June 17th, 2023

Strike: Sunday, June 18th, 2023

This page is for invited agent submissions on behalf of your writers only, please :)

Thanks for your interest in submitting your work to Theater Wit.  We only accept electronic submissions (pdf, final draft or rtf) so we can carry them around on iPads, which is the only way we can manage the backlog.  Also, on the subject of backlog, there is no dedicated dramaturgical staff here, so the delay time is currently at least 6 months, for which we apologize in advance.  A few notes:
  • This page is only for playwrights based in Chicago.  If you are an out-of-town writer, please contact Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler (jeremy at theaterwit dot org) with a query letter.
  • We can only accept one work at a time from you. Pick the one you feel is the best match for Theater Wit. Multiple submissions are therefore ignored. Please don't send us your catalog :)
  • We do not accept works that have already received a full production in the Chicagoland area.  Second productions from out-of-town theaters are a-ok.
If after all those caveats, you're still interested, feel free to submit a copy of your work right here!
Theater Wit