Steppenwolf Theatre Accepting Applications for Garage Rep 2015; Deadline 5/30
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now accepting applications for Garage Rep 2015, which presents the work of three of Chicago's most innovative emerging theater companies in rotating repertory under Steppenwolf's banner. Chicago theater companies with a track record of production excellence and inventive approaches to attracting multigenerational audiences are encouraged to apply. The sixth annual Garage Rep is presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, March - April 2015 (specific dates to be announced at a later date).
All companies interested in applying are welcome to attend an informational meeting at 6:30pm on April 17, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Yondorf Rehearsal Hall (758 W North Ave); members of Steppenwolf's artistic staff discuss the application and selection process, and Garage Rep alumni share their experiences. For applications and more information about Garage Rep 2015, visit steppenwolf.org/apply4grep. Applications are due by 5pm on May 30, 2014.
Companies selected for Garage Rep 2015 are provided with mentorship in artistic producing, dramaturgy, marketing and media relations, production, strategic and financial management, and fundraising. With this program, Steppenwolf aims to learn about what excites the next generation; to introduce Steppenwolf audiences to the selected companies' work and their audiences to ours; and above all, to contribute to the ongoing vibrancy of Chicago's theater ecology.
The Steppenwolf Garage is dedicated to new plays, new artists and new audiences for the American theater. It offers artists the opportunity to present their work with the scale, space and resources it merits. For audiences, it provides opportunities to engage in multigenerational conversation about the new, provocative work emerging from Chicago's diverse and vibrant theatre scene.
Past Garage Rep productions include Adore (XIII Pocket), BlackTop Sky (Theatre Seven of Chicago), He Who (Theatre Zarko), Heddatron (Sideshow Theatre Company), Hit the Wall (The Inconvenience), Oohrah! (LiveWire Chicago), punkplay (Pavement Group), reWILDing Genius (The New Colony), Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Prologue Theatre Company), See What I Wanna See (Bailiwick Chicago), She Kills Monsters (Buzz22 Chicago), Sonnets for an Old Century (UrbanTheater Company), The Three Faces of Doctor Crippen (The Strange Tree Group), The Twins Would Like To Say (Dog & Pony Theatre Company) and The Wild (Walkabout Theater Company).
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is America's longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, producing nearly 700 performances and events annually in its three Chicago theater spaces-the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat Garage Theatre. Formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, Steppenwolf has grown into an ensemble of 43 actors, writers and directors. Artistic programming at Steppenwolf includes a five-play Subscription Season, a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season and two repertory series: First Look Repertory of New Work and Garage Rep. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Off-Broadway, Broadway, London, Sydney and Dublin. Steppenwolf has the distinction of being the only theater to receive the National Medal of Arts, in addition to numerous other prestigious honors including an Illinois Arts Legend Award and 12 Tony Awards. Martha Lavey is the Artistic Director and David Hawkanson is the Executive Director. Nora Daley is Chair of Steppenwolf's Board of Trustees. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org, facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre and twitter.com/steppenwolfthtr.