Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) presents This Is Modern Art (based on true events) written by acclaimed playwright and hip-hop artist Idris Goodwin (Blackademics, How We Got On) and "Louder Than A Bomb" founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, this world premiere production concludes SYA's 2014/15 season, which explores the theme, "Create a Movement: The Art of Revolution." This Is Modern Art (based on true events) runs now through March 14, 2015 in the Downstairs Theatre. The press performance is on Saturday, February 28 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Graffiti artists are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, these Chicago graffiti artists set out night after night to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when the crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? This Is Modern Art (based on true events) provides a glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists and asks us to question the true purpose of art.

The cast of features Brittani Arlandis Green (ensemble), Jerry MacKinnon (Seven), J. Salomé Martinez Jr (Jose/JC), Kelly O'Sullivan (Selena), Jessie D. Prez (Dose) and Chris Rickett (ensemble).

The production team includes Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic design), Elsa Hiltner (costume design), J.R. Lederle (lighting design), Thomas Dixon (sound design) and Liviu Pasare (video design). Additional credits include Erica Daniels (casting) and Jonathan Nook (stage manager).

Tickets to public performances of This Is Modern Art (based on true events) are $20 and available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. Steppenwolf also offers $15 student tickets to every public performance with valid ID.

Photo Credit: Michael Courier

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Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
J. Salome Martinez Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Kelly O’Sullivan and Jerry MacKinnon

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Jesse D. Prez, Jerry MacKinnon and J. Salome Martinez Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Jesse D. Prez, Jerry MacKinnon and J. Salome Martinez Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Jesse D. Prez, Kelly O’Sullivan, Jerry MacKinnon and J. Salome Martinez Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
J. Salome Martinez Jr.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Jerry MacKinnon

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Jerry MacKinnon, J. Salome Martinez Jr and Jessie D. Prez

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Kelly O’Sullivan, J. Salome Martinez Jr, Jerry MacKinnon and Jessie D. Prez

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
Kelly O’Sullivan and Jerry MacKinnon

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