The Dramatists Guild Fund, the Dramatists Guild of America, and Northwestern University are teaming up for the Dramatists Guild Writer’s Intensive, a program for emerging playwrights and musical theater writers. The intensive will be held on Northwestern’s Evanston campus next September. Participants will be selected from candidates nominated by a team of Chicago theaters and educators. The four-day program, which will include presentation of works in progress, will be led by playwrights Rebecca Gilman, Janet Neipris, Susan Miller, Laura Schellhardt, and Andrea Lepcio and songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. For more information, go to