CHICAGO, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second City Training Center in Chicago proudly presents The Mary Scruggs Works By Women Festival 2019. Back for its eighth consecutive year, the annual event features a full-day lineup of world premiere sketches and songs written by female-identifying and non-binary student writers of the Second City Training Center, salons, panel discussions, and a selection of writing, stand-up, and storytelling workshops. Performances of award winning sketches will be held in the evening at Donny's Skybox Theater.
Named for Mary Scruggs, who served as head of The Second City Training Center's Writing Program from 2001 until her death in 2011, the festival was created to honor and continue her legacy. "Mary pulled me into a meeting one day and said, 'I've decided that your purpose here is to elevate female voices and be a mentor to women.' I took that challenge very seriously. It's not every day someone gives your life meaning," says current Writing Program head Jay Steigmann.
The 2019 Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival will be held Saturday, March 23rd at The Second City Training Center, 230 W. North Ave. in Chicago.
For the complete lineup of scheduled events and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.secondcity.com/the-mary-scruggs-works-by-women-festival/.
SOURCE The Second City Training Center