In the spirit of The Understudy’s commitment to collaboration, community, and discovery, Freshly Brewed is our monthly new play reading series. Featuring the work of emerging Chicago area playwrights and directors. Each artist contributing– playwrights, directors, and actors– receives a stipend for their work.

If you want to participate as an actor, playwright, or director, click the link below to fill out an interest form.

SERVICE by Makeda Declet

The Understudy Coffee and Books 5531 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

When a close circle of buds have to go to their recently-deceased friend’s apartment to retrieve a suit for his burial, they discover a woman tied up in his closet. […]