The latest edition of Pegasus Theatre Chicago's playwriting competition returns for its 30th straight year, featuring four exciting new works from Chicago's brightest teen writers. The oldest such festival in the country, this prestigious contest regularly receives more than 600 submissions from students throughout the Chicago area. The winning playwrights work with professional artists to revise, stage and produce their scripts as part of Pegasus' main stage season. This year's selections will explore the theme of "Assumptions." You won't want to miss this showcase of young literary talent at Chicago Dramatists Theatre.
By Alexandra Obert – Directed by Juan Ramirez
A barista believes that he has met the woman of his dreams. Things take a nasty turn when he becomes obsessed with her.
Guarding the Princess
By Elyssa Saldana – Directed by Ilesa Duncan
Eadweard the Dragon overzealously guards his beloved princess from all potential suitors, whether a good match or not.
Eye See All
By Ricardo Salgado – Directed by Warner Crocker
Jessica, a paranoid conspiracy theorist, drags her brother into a plan to expose a secret society she believes is controlling the world.
Race to the Finish
By Sejahari Saulter-Villegas – Directed by Ilesa Duncan
Two heaven-bound beings, recent victims of police brutality in Chicago, compete in a game show in this play satirizing All Lives Matter.