PerformInk’s Most Read Stories of 2017

PerformInk’s Most Read Stories of 2017

After the dam broke in the summer of 2016 with the closing of Profiles Theater, 2017 was, not surprisingly, peppered with the outing of abuses of power. Amidst a revolutionary nationwide reckoning, Chicago theater has been the theater industry’s example, both of abusers, and of a community coming together to...

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Review: BLKS at Steppenwolf

Review: BLKS at Steppenwolf

(L to R) Leea Ayes, Celeste M. Cooper, and Nora Carroll. Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Sheri Flanders The stage of BLKS is vaguely reminiscent of an aquarium; a pink and turquoise cacophony of colored couches, overstuffed pillows and drapes hanging from the ceiling, video projected across the scene. And...

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Review: THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review: THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

When presented with the uncomfortable truth, we are given a choice: to reckon with it, or to keep living in blissful ignorance. Ignorance may be bliss, but the truth is always lurking just below the surface, waiting to be found.

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Steppenwolf Will Host Mariann Mayberry Memorial

Steppenwolf Will Host Mariann Mayberry Memorial

Mayberry passed away on August 1, 2017, after a battle with cancer.

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REVIEW: THE CRUCIBLE at Steppenwolf for Young Adults

REVIEW: THE CRUCIBLE at Steppenwolf for Young Adults

When I see a play like THE CRUCIBLE slated in a theater season, I have to wonder why. Arthur Miller’s classic allegory is certainly timeless, but often-produced. What makes this production different from any other?

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Steppenwolf Rebrands Visual Presence

Steppenwolf Rebrands Visual Presence

The Steppenwolf name, in deconstructed typography, is accompanied by the new tagline “find yourself here” on the marquee and the new streetlamp banners. Key art for upcoming productions has a collaged flat-design feel. 

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Review: THE REMBRANDT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review: THE REMBRANDT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

They are a couple – just as any couple – sharing and grieving and bickering. “Grief is a profound sense of failure,” mutters Henry over pudding, in what is undoubtedly the most moving moment of the play.

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Steppenwolf Announces Completed Casting for Winter Productions

Steppenwolf Announces Completed Casting for Winter Productions

Pictured: Emjoy Gavino  Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced full casting for its upcoming productions of BLKS by poet Aziza Barnes, YOU GOT OLDER by Clare Barron, and Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ production of THE BURN by Philip Dawkins. Casting for ensemble member Tracy Letts’s world premiere THE MINUTES is also complete...

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Steppenwolf Appoints New General Manager

Steppenwolf Appoints New General Manager

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll as its new General Manager, beginning in October. “After a thorough and replete search, I couldn’t be more pleased to bring Karena on board. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic financial management, experience in and a passion for Equity, Diversity...

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Additional Casting Announced for Steppenwolf’s THE MINUTES

Additional Casting Announced for Steppenwolf’s THE MINUTES

Pictured: William Petersen. Photo by Leean Torske.  Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today additional casting for the world premiere of THE MINUTES by ensemble member Tracy Letts. Directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, cast to date includes ensemble members Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding), James Vincent Meredith (Mr. Blake), Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz)...

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