Member Profiles

Martha Lavey

Biography

Martha Lavey has been the Steppenwolf Artistic Director since 1995. While leading one of the most acclaimed theater companies in the world, Martha has also appeared at Steppenwolf in The March, Middletown, Endgame, Up, Good Boys and True, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Lost Land, I Never Sang for My Father, The House of Lily, Valparaiso, The Memory of Water, The Designated Mourner, Supple in Combat, Time of My Life, A Clockwork Orange, Talking Heads, SLAVS!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Ghost in the Machine, A Summer Remembered, Love Letters, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Savages. Elsewhere in Chicago she has performed at the Goodman, Victory Gardens, Northlight and Remains theaters and in New York at the Women’s Project and Productions. She has served on grants panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, The Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Three Arts Club, USA Artists and the City Arts panel of Chicago. Lavey holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is a member of the National Advisory Council for the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She is a recipient of the Sarah Siddons Award and an Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University.

Watch & Listen

  1. Aunt Dan And Lemon

    Aunt Dan And Lemon

  2. I Never Sang For My Father

    I Never Sang For My Father

  3. Lost Land

    Lost Land

  4. I Sing America

    I Sing America

  5. Table Work for Good Boys and True

    Table Work for Good Boys and True

  6. Good Boys and True in Production

    Good Boys and True in Production

  7. Gala 2008

    Gala 2008

  8. A Day in the Life of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

    A Day in the Life of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

  9. 2008-2009 Apprenticeship Meet & Greet

    2008-2009 Apprenticeship Meet & Greet

  10. Dream Chicago

    Dream Chicago

  11. 33rd Season Kick-Off Celebration

    33rd Season Kick-Off Celebration

  12. August: Osage County London Toast

    August: Osage County London Toast

  13. EXPLORE: The World of Conor McPherson

    EXPLORE: The World of Conor McPherson

  14. Up in Rehearsal

    Up in Rehearsal

  15. Up in Production

    Up in Production

  16. 34th Season Kick-Off Celebration

    34th Season Kick-Off Celebration

  17. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf's 2010-2011 Season Theme

  18. Endgame in Rehearsal

    Endgame in Rehearsal

  19. Endgame in Production

    Endgame in Production

  20. A Select Scene from Endgame: Scene 3

    A Select Scene from Endgame: Scene 3

  21. Martha Lavey on Post-Show Discussions After Endgame

    Martha Lavey on Post-Show Discussions After Endgame

  22. 2011-2012 Season Announcement

    2011-2012 Season Announcement

  23. Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

    Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

  24. Middletown in Rehearsal

    Middletown in Rehearsal

  25. Middletown Audience Response

    Middletown Audience Response

  26. In the Middle of Middletown

    In the Middle of Middletown

  27. Steppenwolf takes the "It Gets Better" Pledge

    Steppenwolf takes the "It Gets Better" Pledge

  28. The March in Rehearsal

    The March in Rehearsal

  29. The March In Production

    The March In Production

  30. The March Teaser

    The March Teaser

  31. Inside The March

    Inside The March

  32. The Tony Awards 2013 - Edward Albee

    The Tony Awards 2013 - Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  33. <i>THE WAY WEST</i> in Rehearsal

    THE WAY WEST in Rehearsal

Credits & Awards


Theatre

Goodman, Victory Gardens, Northlight and Remains Theatres.

Awards

Sarah Siddons Award; Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University.

Commentary

Podcasts featuring Martha Lavey

Articles featuring Martha Lavey