Liesl Tommy Slated to Direct Steppenwolf’s PASS OVER

Liesl Tommy Slated to Direct Steppenwolf’s PASS OVER

Tommy was the first woman of color nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o on Broadway. Other acclaimed world premieres she has directed include THE GOOD NEGRO and THE URBAN RETREAT at The Public and Disney’s upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN.

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

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

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 by...

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Steppenwolf Announces 47th Ensemble Member

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. Artistic...

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Praise Be to Steppenwolf’s THE CHRISTIANS

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

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 as...

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New Board Leadership at Steppenwolf

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 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

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 

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 – March...

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