Past Event

Art School with Ike Holter: A Master Class in Playwriting

Playwright Ike Holter (Hit The Wall, Exit Strategy) teaches a workshop that examines what it means to incorporate historical and political research into a play through the lens of a particular style, as well as how to find action in a script and put a myriad of voices in conversation with one another.

Through a combination of anecdotes, practical applications and exercises, Ike will also share insights on sustaining oneself as a playwright and developing a thriving creative community.

Please email to enroll.
Space in the class is limited.
We will begin a waiting list once we have reached capacity.

About Ike Holter

Playwright Ike Holter
Photo by Ross Feighery Photography

Ike Holter‘s work has been produced at The Steppenwolf Garage, A Red Orchid, The New Colony and The Inconvenience, where he is a founding member and resident writer. He’s received fellowships and commissions from The Goodman Theater, The Kennedy Center and The Playwrights Center. His show “Hit The Wall” played at Steppenwolf Garage and Off­ Broadway at The Barrow Street Theater in New York. Jackalope Theater premiered his new play “Exit Strategy,” which played to sold­ out houses and transferred to Michigan at Three Oaks Theater. He was recently named the “Chicagoan of the Year in Theater” by The Chicago Tribune, and his monologues have been published in The New Yorker and several editions of Applause Books.

Holter was recently named one of Victory Gardens newest ensemble playwrights. This winter, “Exit Strategy” will be produced at Philadelphia Theatre Company, then transfer Off Broadway to Primary Stages. His new play “Sender” will premiere at A Red Orchid, and his new play “Prowess” will premiere at Jackalope Theater.


Parking/Travel Note:

There is construction on Western Avenue near Links Hall and you should account for additional travel and parking time as a result. For parking locations near the facility, please visit

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please contact Program Manager Jane Beachy at 312.374.1554 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please call 312.422.5580.