Playwrights Ensemble

Announcing four new members to the Playwrights Ensemble: Luis Alfaro (Mojada; Oedipus el Rey), Ike Holter (Sender, IGNITION 2014), Naomi Iizuka and Laura Schellhardt

Victory Gardens develops and produces new plays from its Ensemble Playwrights through readings, workshops and productions, and provides necessary resources to further cultivate their individual voices and craft. Through their seven year residencies, the playwrights are involved in the artistic life of the theater. During that time, the playwrights also engage audiences throughout Chicago’s diverse communities and participate in Victory Gardens educational and community programs. After the residency concludes, the playwrights will join the Alumni, whereby they will maintain an artistic relationship with Victory Gardens.

Public Programs at Victory Gardens

Current Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble

  • Luis Alfaro
  • Philip Dawkins
  • Marcus Gardley
  • Ike Holter
  • Samuel D. Hunter
  • Naomi Iizuka
  • Tanya Saracho
  • Laura Schellhardt

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