LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends. Buy a ticket and support the local arts scene; the majority of each purchase goes straight to artists.

All performances take place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater, an intimate and flexible venue nestled behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks. 

Las Locas Comedy Presents: Locas y Chingonas June 9 & 10
NOT AMERICAN By Benjamin Larose June 16 - 18
STEPMOM At The Old Ethan Allen Space June 22 - 24
Bambi's Black Box May 26, June 29, July 27 & August 31
Queer Dance Freakout July 1
The Chicago Artists Workshop Presents: Stories, Vapor and Mist The music of Matthew Burtner; Featuring Jocelyn Zelasko and Matthew Duvall July 5
Sketchtopia July 12
Másha, Másha, Másha! July 14 & 15
The (W)rites of Summer July 20 - 22
Fükhaus, Live At Steppenwolf! July 29
Chrysalis July 30
Bleuet August 2
Hot Dish! August 4
ARCANA: The Fool’s Errand August 5
A staged reading of Was Dinner Good, Dear Sister? by Riad Ismat August 8
Barbara and Austin Sing Steve and Oscar August 9
LA OSA MENOR (or Ursa Minor/the Little Bear) August 11 & 12
We Missed the Train and Had to Wait August 18 - 20
ingress August 26
2nd Story Presents: YEAR 25 September 1


The LookOut team is always interested in making new connections and hearing what you're working on; inquiries and invitations to see work are welcome and can be directed to lookout@steppenwolf.orgPlease note: our summer programming calendar is currently full but we are happy to meet with prospective artist who want to learn more about the series.

As a multidisciplinary performance series, we are primarily interested in connecting with Chicago-based artists who have an existing body of presentable work. We are particularly interested in offering a platform to artists representing historically marginalized communities and programming work that incorporates diversity across genre, form, and perspective. We do not accept unsolicited full-length scripts.