Chesley Chambers Series

Chesley-ChambersThe Robert Chesley / Jane Chambers Playwrights Project is a forum for playwrights to have their work presented to an invited audience.

No staging.
No Q and A.
Just an opportunity for playwrights to be heard.

It also offers a chance to look at plays from the past in an attempt to keep our heritage alive.

The series honors Jane Chambers (1937-83) and Robert Chesley (1943-90) – arguably two of the most original and impassioned voices to contribute to our theatrical heritage.

TOSOS would also like to acknowledge the generous support of The Dramatists Guild Fund whose support through the Theater Grant makes this series possible.

Contact Us to acquire scripts of these plays or to pose any question to Kathleen Warnock, the series producer.


Upcoming Chesley/Chambers Readings

November 9: J. Stephen Brantley’s Billy Baal
December 7: Chris Weikel’s Nellie


Past Chesley/Chambers Playwrights

Swan Adamson — The Dads Try to Get Married
Kathy Anderson —  Incoming
Virginia BaetaDamaged Goods(2015)
Leslie Bramm —  The Minute Man(2013)
J. Stephen Brantley — The Jamb
Kevin Brofsky —  Dancing Straight, Tops and Bottoms & Hurricane Damage(2015)
Victor BumbaloQuesta
Jane Chambers —  My Blue Heaven(2013)
Robert Chesley — Stray Dog Story(2013) 
Meryl Cohn —  Almost Home, And Sophie Comes Too & Insatiable Hunger
Constance CongdonDog Opera
Josh ConkelI Wanna Destroy You
Fiona CoyneCareful
Bob CruzSchadenfreude! & The Writers Block
Emma DonoghueI Know My Own Heart
Linda EisensteinThat Was No Lady from the Sea! & Zombie Grrrlz from the Crypt
Lisa FerberPenny’s One Date
Steven FalesMissionary Position & Who’s Your Daddy?
Mark Finley Christmas Moon, The Chiselers, Forever Under, How Do We Get Her in the Water? & The Mermaid
The Five Lesbian BrothersThe Secretaries
Carolyn GageThe Countess and the Lesbians
Joe GodfreyWinter Cruise
Jewelle GomezWaiting for Giovanni(2013)
Donnetta Lavinia GraysThe B Factor & The Review: Or How to Eat Your Enemy
Hector LugoLa Tosca…!
Georgette Kelley — Ballast(2015)
Charles LudlamCaprice
Jimmy MaizeIn One Room
L. Jay MeyerMinor Victories
Tim MullaneyWhat to Say (Glass Houses)
Nick MwalukoWaafrika
Bob OstBreeders
David ParrSlap & Tickle
Nicholas A. PatriccaOh, Holy Allen Ginsberg …
Robert PatrickHollywood at Sunset, The Haunted Host & Sound
Felice PicanoThe Bombay Trunk
Robbie RobertsonRevival(2014),Satan in High Heels(2013)
Garet ScottRoll with the Punches
Alisha SilverGolden
Daniel Talbott Slipping
Ron TavelKitchenette
VandaScreaming in the Wilderness
Bruce WardFabulous Ride into the Unknown
Kathleen WarnockThe Audience, Outlook & The Further Adventures of…(2014)
Chris WeikelMaking it up as We Go Along, Speaking Parts, Dansport, Pig Tale, an Urban Faerie Story, Provenance & Secret Identity
Tennessee WilliamsClothes for a Summer Hotel and The Parade or Approaching the End of a Summer
Doric WilsonThe Boy Next Door, Forever After, Now She Dances! & The West Street Gang
Lanford WilsonSay De Kooning