Playwrights Ensemble

Victory Gardens aims to develop and produce new plays from its ensemble of playwrights.

Through their seven-year residencies, the artists are deeply involved in the everyday life and business of the organization. During that time, the playwrights engage audiences throughout Chicago’s diverse communities and participate in Victory Gardens highly respected educational programs.

After the seven-year residency has ended, the playwrights immediately join the Alumni, whereby they will still maintain an artistic relationship with Victory Gardens.

Public Programs at Victory Gardens

Current Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble

  • Philip Dawkins
  • Marcus Gardley
  • Samuel D. Hunter
  • Tanya Saracho

Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble Alumni

  • Claudia Allen
  • Lonnie Carter
  • Steve Carter
  • Gloria Bond Clunie
  • Dean Corin
  • Nilo Cruz
  • Joel Drake Johnson
  • John Logan
  • Nicholas Patricia
  • Douglas Post
  • James Sherman
  • Charles Smith
  • Jeffrey Sweet
  • Kristine Thatcher