Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cassandra Rose ’10, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting program, unveils The Dictionary Project Volume V: The Final Volume, a program of short plays written on commission, February 8-11. This is the fifth and final year of Rose’s annual self-produced “plays for pay” project, in which each play is created for and inspired by a specific audience member. A person buys a play and gives a page number that corresponds to a page in Rose’s dictionary, and by the end of the year Rose writes a play about one of the words found on that page. There are three categories of play: one-page plays, three-page plays, and ten-minute plays. The longer the play, the more creative control a person has over the play Rose writes for them. Volume V of The Dictionary Project contains 67 short plays for 67 people.
The Dictionary Project Volume V runs February 8-11 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. All 67 plays will be performed in a three-and-a-half-hour program on Thursday-Saturday, February 8-10, at 7 PM each night. In separate, shorter programs, the 42 one-page plays will be performed Sunday, February 11, at 1 PM; the 19 three-page plays will be performed Sunday, February 11, at 3 PM; and the 6 ten-minute plays will be performed Sunday, February 11, at 5 PM.
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