Political and legal dramas dominate the entertainment landscape these days. Some seek to cast a rosy glow over our institutions and yearn for the American ideal of irreproachable truth. Others present a darker, and perhaps more realistic view of these supreme monoliths of society, where the scandals and intrigue seen in fiction almost match the calamity that dominates America’s current cultural moment.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that it will create a new department, “Steppenwolf Education,” under which the Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) program will be housed. In addition to youth productions, the department will oversee educator training, teen programming and an expanded model for community partnerships, allowing Steppenwolf to reach neighborhoods and communities in new ways.