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Steppenwolf Theatre Mourns Longtime Ensemble Member Frank Galati Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Mourns Longtime Ensemble Member Frank Galati
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2023

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSteppenwolf 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 Cente Photo Photos: Steppenwolf Theatre Opens its Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

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 Photo Steppenwolf Names its New In-The-Round Theater and Education Center
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

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 Photo Steppenwolf Appoints Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis As Co-Artistic Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2021

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 Photo Steppenwolf Announces New Co-Artistic Directors, Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

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
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021

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

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces Annual Gala - THE SPECTACULAR Photo The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces Annual Gala - THE SPECTACULAR
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2020

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 m.TheHouseTheatre.com/gala.

DirectorsLab Chicago 2019 Seeks Applicants Photo DirectorsLab Chicago 2019 Seeks Applicants
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

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 Photo Scott Haze & Emily De Margheriti Star In THE NORTH PLAN By Jason Wells At The Sherry
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2019

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 Photo Al Heartley Joins the Wirtz Center as Its New Managing Director
by Julie Musbach - Feb 5, 2019

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.

Martha Lavey Videos

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar.  Check out a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf TheatreCompany. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Steppenwolf Theatre's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2013

Below, check out the newly released trailer for Steppenwolf's production of The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter! The Birthday Party is directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton and features ensemble members Ian Barford, Francis Guinan, Moira Harris and John Mahoney with Marc Grapey and Sophia Sinise.