Steppenwolf Announces 18/19 Season Lineup

Steppenwolf Announces 18/19 Season Lineup

Photo: Tarel Alvin McCraney Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz have announced the company’s 18/19 season. Featuring seven productions, the 43rd season starts with Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris’s new play, DOWNSTATE, in a co-production with the National Theatre of Great Britain...

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Steppenwolf Adds New Ensemble Members

Steppenwolf Adds New Ensemble Members

Pictured: Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro has announced the addition of Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain to the Steppenwolf ensemble. Cooper, a Chicago-based actor, recently performed in Steppenwolf’s production of BLKS and Chamberlain, a regular on the Steppenwolf stage, was recently...

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LookOut Series Announces Spring 2018 Lineup

LookOut Series Announces Spring 2018 Lineup

Steppenwolf has announced the Spring 2018 LookOut series of events — short runs ancillary to the main performance season that feature artists and companies across genre and form. Spring highlights Include “Good Evening with Pat Whalen,” Haven Theatre’s Remount of WE’RE GONNA DIE, a Special Women’s History Month Edition of SHADE:...

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Review: YOU GOT OLDER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review: YOU GOT OLDER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Part of what makes Jonathan Berry’s direction stay with you after the show ends is that he allows his actors the space and time to make real discoveries and connections in the moments.

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Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Some of Steppenwolf’s newest Ensemble Members (and Stars of YOU GOT OLDER) discuss their craft, their company, and their city.

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Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series to Welcome Patti LuPone

Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series to Welcome Patti LuPone

Pictured: Patti LuPone  Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series and Mark Cortale have announced a one-night only event, Monday, March 5th, with Patti LuPone featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. From the press release: “Two-time Tony and Grammy award winner Patti LuPone performs at Steppenwolf for one night only alongside Sirius XM...

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Rainn Wilson Joins THE DOPPELGÄNGER Cast

Rainn Wilson Joins THE DOPPELGÄNGER Cast

Pictured: Rainn Wilson Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced actor and comedian Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as “Dwight Schrute” on NBC’s award-winning comedy The Office, will play the lead role of Thomas Irdley/Jimmy in the world premiere production of  THE DOPPELGÄNGER (An International Farce). Written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee...

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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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