Steppenwolf Adds Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen to Ensemble

Steppenwolf Adds Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen to Ensemble

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the addition of stage manager Malcolm Ewen into the company’s elite ensemble – an honor he didn’t even think possible. Ewen has worked at Steppenwolf since 1987, stage managing more than forty shows and taking four to Broadway.

“There is no one who embodies what it means to be an ensemble member more than Malcolm Ewen,” said Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. “We all know the lie of the theatre is that it’s made by the people you can see. For more than 30 years, Malcolm has been a pillar of Steppenwolf contributing immensely to the honor, to the legacy and to the spirit of this company. Malcolm has touched the lives of every single member of our ensemble and it’s time for the world to know the impact he has made—and continues to make—on us all.”

Steppenwolf co-founder Gary Sinise added that “Malcolm Ewen is our brother, he’s our dear friend, he’s our gifted steady hand ensuring, in so many instances over the years, that our productions sailed into port without hitting the rocks. Malcolm has been a part of our Steppenwolf family and his officially becoming a member is simply a formal way to tell him we love him, we appreciate him, we’re grateful for him and that he has been a member of our ensemble living within our hearts for decades.”

“I feel like I’m a lucky guy. For over 30 years I have been given the opportunity to work at one of the greatest theatres in the world,” said Ewen. “I’ve had the chance to work with hundreds of extraordinarily talented people—from those onstage to those on the creative teams, on the production staff and backstage; from many wonderful artistic and executive directors to those on the administrative staffs, front of house staff and parking lot attendants. I’m fortunate to attain a goal that I thought wasn’t even a possibility—to be the first stage manager to be invited to join the Ensemble.”

Malcolm’s Steppenwolf credits include “Familiar,” “The Doppelgänger (an international farce),” “BLKS,” “The Christians,” “Mary Page Marlowe,” John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” “Airline Highway,” “Russian Transport,” “after the quake,” “American Buffalo,” “The March,” “The Tempest” and “Man From Nebraska.” Broadway credits include Steppenwolf productions of “The Grapes of Wrath” and Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (both of which won Tony Awards), and the commercial production of Paul Simon’s musical “The Capeman.”

Ewen serves on the Council of Actors’ Equity Association, and is a recipient of the Del Hughes Award for lifetime achievement in stage management given by the Stage Manager’s Association and of the Robert Christen Award for Technical Collaboration presented by the Michael Merritt Awards. He was an adjunct faculty member at the Theatre School at DePaul university for five years in the early 1990s. A graduate of Amherst College, he has returned to Vermont during summers for more than 30 years to direct at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, where he is one of the Founding Directors. He has also worked at the Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Remains Theatre, Berkeley Rep., Arena Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Crossroads Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse.

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