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. 


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 2024 programming calendar is currently full but we are happy to meet with prospective artists 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.