New Plays Workshop


March 30—April 2, 2023
8:00pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
7:30pm Sunday

Join us for an evening of three one-act world premiere plays!


Down to the Wire

Phil is a desk worker for the FBI. He also has a guilty pleasure—online poker—and, when the FBI needs someone to go undercover in a poker game to expose a notorious art forger, Phil gets thrust into action. However, this may not be the kind of game he has prepared for.

By: Kevin Drzakowski
Directed by: Gina Palmer
Erin Blaber, Chuck Lichtenauer, Zöe Michaels, and Jeff Siddall



Just Stuff

Joy, an M.D. (Mistress of De-acquisition), is hired to help Mark and Laurie Acquist confront Thing Mania Elimination and save their marriage. After Duncan, a Salvation Army stuff evaluator arrives, things change for everyone.

By: Allan Lefcowitz
Directed by: Linda Roberts
Director’s Assistant: Carolyn Redding
Julie Tomek Campo, Tim Gannon, Katie Hedrich, and Kurt Lemke


The World’s Most Boring Murder

An inexperienced police inspector with dreams of grandeur and his unreliable officers need to solve their small town's very first murder.

By: Fernando Segall
Directed by: Daina Giesler
Beth DiMarco, Tim Gannon, Rachel Gilbert, Pat Huth, and Mike Levins


Production Team
Stage Manager: Patricia Politano
Lighting Design: Kurt Lemke
Sound Design: Joe Mills

Reservations requested and taken at:

There will be a post-show discussion with the playwrights and directors.
Donations appreciated and accepted either with online reservations or at the door.
General Seating.
Thank you for supporting the Theatre of Western Springs!

The Directors’ Workshop is an educational workshop that presents four-weekend performances a year in the Cattell Theatre or Laidlaw Park. Ed Wavak is chair of the Directors' Workshop committee and Greg Kolack, TWS Associate Artistic Director, is the Directors' Workshop Mentor.