World-Class Theatre for Teen Audiences

Produced by the Artistic Department and with the same world-class quality of our Main Series productions, Steppenwolf for Young Adults is one of the only performance series in the country focused on creating professional plays specifically for a teen audience.

2019/20 Season

Get early access at a special members-only price. Classic Members can book both plays for $30 by calling Audience Services at 312-335-1650. SYA plays are not included in your membership.

Teachers, see below and book tickets for your students today!

The Brothers Size

By ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Monty Cole
October 2 – 19, 2019
in the Downstairs Theatre

Returning to our stage for the first time since its celebrated Chicago premiere, Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size. Ogun Size is hardworking and heartbroken. Oshoosi Size is recently returned home from prison and trying to be anywhere but. In this fierce and honest look at the complex bonds of brotherhood, McCraney weaves together poetry, music and Yoruba mythology to magnify the tug-of-war between freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.

Recommended for grades 9+

Student performances at 10am will be held: Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 4, Oct. 8, Oct. 9, Oct. 10, Oct. 11, Oct. 15, Oct. 16, Oct. 17 and Oct. 18

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Based on the book by Erika L. Sánchez
Adapted by Isaac Gomez
Directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez
Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez
February 26 – March 21, 2020
in the Upstairs Theatre

A world premiere adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s award-winning novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter follows Julia, a Chicago high school student as she navigates trials and tribulations of following her dreams of becoming a writer alongside the death of her older sister, Olga—who might not have been quite as perfect as she seemed. This poignant and vibrant new work is a love story to young Chicanas who, in trying to find the truth about the people and the world around them, end up finding themselves.

Recommended for grades 8+

Student performances at 10am will be held: Feb. 26, Feb. 27, Feb. 28, Mar. 3, Mar. 4, Mar. 5, Mar. 6, Mar. 10, Mar. 11, Mar. 12, Mar. 13, Mar. 17, Mar. 18, Mar. 19 and Mar. 20


GROUP TICKETS FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AND STUDENT MATINEES

To book group tickets to a public performance:
To book a group of 10 or more, email groups@steppenwolf.org or call 312–392–2422.

To book group tickets to a student matinee:
Tickets for student matinee performances (Tuesdays-Fridays at 10am) are on sale now for just $7.50. To book your tickets today, follow the steps below.

  1. See above for all student matinee performance dates for The Brothers Size and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  2. Fill out the quick pre-registration survey, making sure to let us know which shows you want to attend, any days you cannot attend, and how many students you are interested in bringing (make sure to cross reference these dates against your school calendar)
  3. Confirm your field trip date—once we receive your pre registration survey, a staff member will follow up to confirm a date that works for you and provide you with a contract for your tickets.