Steep Theatre Welcomes Nick Horst to Ensemble
Steep Theatre Company has announced that actor and long-time collaborator Nick Horst has joined their ensemble. Nick first worked with Steep in 2010 on their production of Mark Schultz's A Brief History of Helen of Troy, and later appeared in their 2011 production of David Mamet's Lakeboat and 2013's Fallow, by Kenneth Lin. He most recently appeared on stage in the Goodman Theatre's production of Solid Sand Below, directed by now fellow Steep associate Jonathan Berry. Nick is the first addition to the company's acting ensemble since Kendra Thulin joined the company in 2011.
Nick moved to Chicago from the city of Missoula, Montana in 2004. He studied acting at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Since graduating, Nick has worked with a host of Chicago companies, including Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, the Goodman Theatre, Eclipse Theater Company, Pine Box Theater, The Artistic Home and of course Steep. Off the stage Nick can also be seen in film and TV including Stephen Cone's In Memoriam, Chicago Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Steep Theatre has become known as a home for hard-hitting, finely tuned ensemble work. With each production, the company has shepherded a growing community of audiences and stakeholders into bold new territories of story and performance. Over the years, Steep productions have been named in TimeOut Chicago's Top Ten Shows of the Year list five times, the Tribune's Top Ten List once, the Tribune's Best of the Fringe list twice, the Sun Times's best of the year list twice, and WBEZ's Top Ten Shows of the Decade. In six years of Jeff Eligibility, Steep has received 11 Jeff Nominations and has won the 2009 Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, the 2010 Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the 2011 Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Steep was named the 2010 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award Winner