AracaWorks in Chicago

The Araca Group and American Theater Company in Chicago are excited to continue their partnership with another weeklong development of new plays June 22 – June 30, hosted in Chicago at American Theater Company.

2016 Play selections will be announced in May.


What is AracaWorks?

From The Araca Group’s early days, we have been dedicated to the cultivation of new work, beginning with Araca’s production of  Urinetown, which was plucked from the New York Fringe Festival in 1999 and subsequently transferred from off-Broadway to Broadway.

AracaWorks, an annual week-long reading series taking place in Chicago, shares this spirit. Our goal is to offer opportunities to new plays from emerging and established playwrights which might not otherwise be heard at this stage of their development process. Each play is paired with a director, a cast, and given a week to explore and develop the play before a final reading presentation.



2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Disgraced makes its Broadway debut this fall at the Lyceum Theater. Disgraced made its New York premiere at the inaugural AracaWorks.

The cast of Suicide, Incorporated at AracaWorks