Any aspiring playwrights should check out Chicago Dramatist's fall class schedule. Offerings include screenwriting lab, playwright lab, solo show, and many more. It's a great way to try a new media, or expand your already practiced talent. Classes are 6 to 8 weeks long and are taught by the area's top playwrights, including Mary Ruth Carke, co-screenwriter of "Meet the Parents".
There is also a 40% discount for students...but there's only one week left before registration closes, and spots are limited. Check out their class website for more information, or call them at (312) 633-0630 to get dramatic.