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Meet a Marketer: John Zinn, Marketing Consultant - Steppenwolf

John Zinn is a free-lance arts marketing consultant and producer. He was Director of Marketing and Communications at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago for 7 years and has worked with the company in some capacity for a total of 15 years.

Steppenwolf Theatre's ANOTHER MARRIAGE Extends Through Late July

Discover the highly acclaimed play ANOTHER MARRIAGE at Steppenwolf Theatre, now extended through late July.

Steppenwolf Theatre Mourns Longtime Ensemble Member Frank Galati

​​​​​​​Steppenwolf Theatre Company today mourns the loss of longtime ensemble member, actor, director and adaptor Frank Galati, who died Monday evening in Florida at the age of 79. Galati, who joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 1985, won two Tony Awards in 1990 for his adaptation and direction of Steppenwolf's pivotal production of The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway.

Photos: Steppenwolf Theatre Opens its Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opened today its trailblazing new 50,000 square foot theater building and education center, the Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center.

Steppenwolf Names its New In-The-Round Theater and Education Center

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the name of its new, in-the-round theater and education center.

Steppenwolf Appoints Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis As Co-Artistic Directors

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced a new model of leadership, naming two ensemble members Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis as the incoming Artistic Directors of the storied Chicago company.

Steppenwolf Announces New Co-Artistic Directors, Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis

Both deeply rooted in the Chicago community, Davis and Francis have built the foundation of their artistic careers in the City's vibrant arts community. They each got their start at the School at Steppenwolf and, in 2017, became ensemble members under Anna D. Shapiro's leadership as Artistic Director.

Tony Fitzpatrick Mural Will Be Installed Outside Steppenwolf Theatre Company This Week

The pieces Fitzpatrick selected for the mural feature floral or tree themes. It will be titled “Night and Day in the Garden of All Other Ecstasies”, which he sees as similar to the creative process of a play.

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces Annual Gala - THE SPECTACULAR

The House Theatre of Chicago's Board of Directors announce the 2nd annual incarnation of THE SPECTACULAR. Hosted by NPR's Peter Sagal (Wait, Waita?? Don't Tell Me!), the fundraiser celebrates the company's continuing commitment to amazing feats of storytelling with dinner, dancing, a silent auction, live music from This Must Be The Band, and a one-of-a-kind floor show. This year the organization will honor David Schmitz (Executive Director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company) with a roast in recognition of his many years of service on the Board of Directors of The House and his contributions to Chicago's theatre community. THE SPECTACULAR will be held Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the unique venue Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N Armour St. The event is co-chaired by board members Renee Duba (Sonder Wealth) and Roark Frankel (Obama Foundation), and the event committee includes Laura Jimenez (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill), Kathryn Lipuma (Writers Theatre), Elizabeth Auman (TimeLine Theatre Company), and Jacqueline Russell (Chicago Children's Theatre). THE SPECTACULAR Event Sponsorships and Supporter packages, tables of ten and individual tickets may be purchased through The House Theatre of Chicago at 773-769-3832 or online at

DirectorsLab Chicago 2019 Seeks Applicants

The DirectorsLabChicago (DLC) Steering Committee and Artistic Director Wm. Bullion are pleased to announce their 2019 DirectorsLab to be held Sunday-Saturday, August 18-24, 2019, at Victory Gardens Theater as well as in other prominent Chicago theater venues throughout the week-long collaborative symposium for stage directors. The theme for this year's Lab is "In the Room."

Scott Haze & Emily De Margheriti Star In THE NORTH PLAN By Jason Wells At The Sherry

The Sherry Theater is proud to announce the upcoming production of THE NORTH PLAN by Jason Wells, this coming April.

Al Heartley Joins the Wirtz Center as Its New Managing Director

Al Heartley has been named managing director of the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts by the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Heartley comes to Northwestern from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn., where he served as director of development.

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Rajiv Joseph and Karen Rodriguez to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. An Obie Award-wining and Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright, Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj was produced at Steppenwolf this past May to great acclaim. Karen Rodriguez, a celebrated Chicago-based actor, recently performed at Steppenwolf in The Doppelganger (an international farce) and The Rembrandt, and will be featured in this season's world premiere of Isaac Gomez's La Ruta, in a role written specifically for her.

DirectorsLabChicago Announces 2018 Lab

Artistic Director Wm Bullion is pleased to announce the 2018 DirectorsLabChicago to be held Sunday, August 19, through Friday, August 24, 2018, at Victory Gardens Theater on Chicago's north side. The theme for this year's Lab is All Art is Political: Empathy, Identity and Intention in the Theater.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces 2018/19 Season, A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, TRUE WEST, and More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz proudly unveiled today the 2018/19 Season.

Steppenwolf Announces New Ensemble Members

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Cooper, an in-demand Chicago-based actor, recently performed in Steppenwolf's production of BLKS and Chamberlain, a regular on the Steppenwolf stage, was recently featured in The Minutes by ensemble member Tracy Letts.

LookOut Presents THE ACCIDENTAL CURATOR by Molly Regan

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is pleased to present, as part of the Winter 2017-18 lineup, The Accidental Curator, written and performed by ensemble member Molly Regan and directed by Mary B. Robinson. Regan, who was encouraged by former Artistic Director Martha Lavey to write this show, was most recently seen on the Steppenwolf stage in The Herd, Tribes, and Good People.

Theater Design Leader Charcoalblue Opens Chicago Studio

International theatre, acoustic and digital design consultancy Charcoalblue will open their new Chicago studio in January in response to a growing portfolio of projects currently underway in the city and surrounding regions.

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Martha Lavey

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted a warm and heartfelt public memorial celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of ensemble member and former artistic director Martha Lavey, who passed earlier this year at the age of 60. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

Public RSVPs Now Open for Martha Lavey Memorial at Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now accepting reservations to the public memorial event celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of influential and beloved Chicago cultural leader Martha Lavey. Featuring live musical performances and tributes, the event takes place Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7pm at Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted St.

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