Steppenwolf’s STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Explores Well-Crafted Themes of Privilege and The Human Experience

Though Young Jean Lee’s play STRAIGHT WHITE MEN—now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company—primarily concerns itself with characters befitting its title, the piece opens with two gender non-conforming performers (Elliott Jenetopulos and Will Wilhelm).

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Dozens of Chicago Theaters Will Pledge Inclusion and Compassion on Eve of Inauguration
On Thursday night at 5:30 PM, thousands of theater practitioners will gather outside of hundreds of theaters across the country to participate in a ceremony promising to create a “light for dark times ahead.” The event is called “The Ghostlight Project,” and is organized by many theater luminaries. Inspired... Read more
Steppenwolf Announces 47th Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf has announced the addition of Audrey Francis as the 47th member of the distinguished ensemble. Francis has performed in seven productions with Steppenwolf, most recently “The Fundamentals,” and teaches at the University of Chicago, the School at Steppenwolf, and is the owner and founder of Black Box Acting.... Read more
Praise Be to Steppenwolf’s THE CHRISTIANS

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath’s THE CHRISTIANS is stunningly conceived and highly stylized.

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Steppenwolf Announces Final Casting of First Two Shows of 2017 Season
 Pictured: Sally Murphy.  Steppenwolf has announced final casting for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Young Jean Lee and the world premiere of LINDA VISTA by ensemble member Tracy Letts.  Directed by playwright Lee, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN features previously announced ensemble member Alan Wilder as the father, Ed, with Madison Dirks... Read more
New Board Leadership at Steppenwolf

After 7 years, Nora Daley will step down for Eric Lefkofsky, venture capitalist and co-founder of Groupon, to come in as the new Board Chair.

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THE BURIALS Takes on Gun Violence

The story follows Sophie, an “upstanding young millennial” and her family following the fall out after her brother goes on a shooting spree in her high school.

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VISITING EDNA Marks An Uneven Journey Between Mother and Son

Helmed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro as she launches her first curated season, David Rabe’s world premiere play VISITING EDNA gives audiences a nearly three-hour exploration of the relationship between the elderly Edna (Debra Monk), who has terminal cancer, and her middle-aged son Andrew (Ian Barford).

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Steppenwolf Completes Casting for THE CHRISTIANS and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN 
Tim Hopper  Steppenwolf has announced casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions: Lucas Hnath’s THE CHRISTIANS directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman (December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017) in the Downstairs Theatre; and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN written and directed by Young Jean Lee (February 2, 2016 –... Read more
ASL Adaptation of ART Added to Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series

In this unique staged reading, the play will be performed simultaneously in ASL and Spoken English, matching Yasmina Reza’s prose with the visual language of ASL.

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