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Ensemble member Alan Wilder (Ed), Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt)

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Circle X Holds 15th Annual Reading Series Photo Circle X Holds 15th Annual Reading Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2019

Circle X Theatre Co. is also proud to announce their 15th annual public reading series.

Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award Winner Pam Mackinnon Named New Artistic Director At  Photo Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award Winner Pam Mackinnon Named New Artistic Director At American Conservatory Theater
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 23, 2018

Following an extensive nationwide search,American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Board of Trustees and Executive Director Peter Pastreich today named Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award winner Pam MacKinnon the new artistic director of San Francisco's premier nonprofit theater organization. MacKinnon succeeds Carey Perloff who will depart from American Conservatory Theater at the end of the 2017-18 season after 25 years at the helm. MacKinnon will begin planning the 2018-19 season alongside Perloff effective immediately. In addition, she will begin partnering with the leaders of A.C.T.'s world-class actor training programs and ever-expanding community programs, ensuring A.C.T. continues its role as the Bay Area's leading theater arts educational organization.

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed Photo Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate:

Controversy Erupts After Albee Estate Objects to Casting of Black Actor in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2017

Controversy has erupted this week over an Oregon production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate:

Steppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2017

By popular demand,¬†Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†extends its critically acclaimed Chicago premiere production of¬†Straight White Men¬†written and directed by¬†Young Jean Lee. Hailed as "fascinating and hugely arresting" (Chicago Tribune,¬†3 ¬Ĺ out of 4 stars) and "intriguing and entertaining" (Time Out Chicago),¬†the production continues for¬†seven additional performances, through¬†March 26, 2017.¬†Tickets ($20 - $89) to the additional performances of¬†Straight White Men¬†are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at¬†312-335-1650¬†or¬†steppenwolf.org.

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in Society
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Feb 15, 2017

As you walk into the theatre for Steppenwolf's production of Jean Lee's Straight White Men, you are offered ear plugs. Why? There is extremely loud music playing and it contains lyrics that could certainly be considered offensive to some. Starting off this way has likely, as we are told by two gender fluid actors, made 'some of you' uncomfortable. The idea is that we all live in varying levels of comfort in our society based on our race, sexual identity, or social status.

Photo Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Unveils Art for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. Scroll down for a peek at the official artwork for the show!

Madison Dirks Videos

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2012

Preview performances of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). Opening night is set for Saturday, October 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Pam MacKinnon & WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Cast Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2012

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began rehearsals on September 4, 2012, in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where this production originally began in December 2010. Previews will begin on September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) on Broadway with an official opening on Saturday, October 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. The cast and creative team just met the press, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the big revival. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Performance Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Pam MacKinnon. The production features ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks. Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? plays December 2, 2010 -13, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. The press performances are Saturday, December 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. Click below for performance highlights.