Garage Rep

Three Companies. Three Plays. One Stage.

Garage Rep, now in its fifth year, presents the work of three of Chicago’s most innovative storefront theater companies in rotating rep under Steppenwolf’s banner. Steppenwolf invites applications from companies around the city. With this program we aim to learn from the next generation about what excites them; we aim to introduce Steppenwolf audiences to their work and their audiences to ours; and above all, we aim to contribute to the ongoing vibrancy of Chicago’s theater ecology. Here's your chance to see the work of three new companies ready to make their mark.

February 14 – April 20, 2014
The Garage Theatre
Tickets go on-sale December 6, 2013
Tickets are $20 for each show, or $45 to see all three.

Companies & Shows


The New Colony, the 2011 recipient of the Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award, strives to contribute original material to the American artistic canon and develop a new kind of theater going audience. Through collaboration with emerging artists of all disciplines, The New Colony continually develops new work and fresh perspectives. With the goal of exploring enticing subject matter and the common language of experience, The New Colony will cultivate the next generation of arts supporters.

The New Colony presents
reWILDing Genius
By Andrew Hobgood and Megan Johns
Directed by Andrew Hobgood

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Prologue Theatre Company was incorporated in 2008, and is currently in its fifth season of producing untold historical stories from underrepresented voices. Prologue was founded in response to what we saw as an intense segregation within Chicago’s theatrical community, and a desire to help build a more diverse and complete understanding of America’s historical and
dramatic canon. We produce new and forgotten works,
focusing on the experiences of women, people of color
and LGBTQ populations that have relevance to current

Prologue Theatre Company presents
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
By Katori Hall
Directed by TaRon Patton

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Since 1999, Walkabout Theater Company has performed and produced new site-specific and experimental work in Chicago, challenging traditional theatrical models of production, performance, narrative and story. Through active exploration of the theatrical form and the architecture in which theater is created, Walkabout seeks to deepen the connection between the artist and the Chicago community.

Walkabout Theater Company presents
The Wild
Directed by Thom Pasculli
Dramaturgy by Kendra Miller
Created by Nigel Brown, Mac Dowd-Whipple, Al Evangelista, Cooper Forsman, Dana Murphy and Paul Scudder
World Premiere

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Interested in applying for Garage Rep?

If you are a theater company located in Chicago interested in applying to be a part of Garage Rep, please visit our Garage Rep application page for more information.