Chicago Dramatists Courses Are you looking for a creative community of theatre professionals, where you will expand your skills and network with other musical theatre writers? Cheryl Coons directs a new musical theatre development program at Chicago Dramatists, which consists of four courses: Story Into Song I, Story Into Song II, Song Lyric Lab, and Musicals in Process. Classes are offered in rotation throughout the year. To see a list of current class offerings and course descriptions, please visit: chicagodramatists.org/playwriting-classes


Cheryl Coons has been a professional writer of musicals since 1991, and a reader for a prestigious national musical theatre work development program since 2005. She provides clear, expert, and timely feedback for writers in a supportive and encouraging way. She also provides career guidance and mentoring for writers of musicals who are navigating the process of submissions to development programs and producing theatres. Whether you have a completed draft of a musical, a submission sample you’d like feedback on, a project that is at a crossroads, or simply an idea you’d like to develop as a musical, Cheryl can offer you a helpful perspective on what you’re creating, and tools to finish the job. Her goal is to encourage and inspire you, give you concrete feedback to support you in refining your writing, and help you create a plan for next steps for developing and marketing your work.


Fees for script consultation and coaching are based on an hourly rate. Script consultations and coaching sessions usually take place in person, or by telephone (for those outside the Chicago area). Written script evaluations are also available, if those best serve the writer’s needs. INFORMATION/SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please email cheryl@cherylcoons.com

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