FREE TEEN THEATER WORKSHOPS, LED BY WORLD-CLASS ARTISTS

A free series that offers teens the chance to participate in hands-on theatre workshops led by some of the hottest theater artists we know. Workshops take place at Steppenwolf and community partner sites throughout the city.

2020/21 Step In Workshops

Join us at one of this season's Step-In workshops! Please note that all Step-In workshops for the 20/21 season will be virtual and held via Zoom Webinar. All events are offered free of charge. No experience necessary, just bring yourself! 

Step In #1: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
4:30-6:30pm

How does an actor craft a character? Part text analysis and part "understanding the tools an actor uses to become a character," join us in a workshop exploring character development from one of the incredible actors of Steppenwolf for Young Adults' George Orwell's Animal Farm. Whether you’re a writer, actor, director, designer, or theatre appreciator, everyone will get closer to understanding and exploring character. 

Step In #2: TEXT ANALYSIS
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
4:30-6:30pm

Reading a script is a fundamental skill needed by all theatre practitioners, whether you're an actor, director, designer, administrator, or just appreciator! This workshop will offer participants tools that will help you look at a script through a critical lens. Registration opens soon.

RSVP HERE

Step In #3: WRITING
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
4:30-6:30pm

What does it mean to tell your own story? How do you write dialogue, or think about character relationships? Join us for a workshop on the nuances of writing! Workshop participants will learn about what goes into writing a story, learn more about individual processes, and will be able to dabble on creating some of their own material! Registration opens soon.

Step In #4: DIRECTING
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
4:30-6:30pm

Take a plunge into learning the nuances and responsibilities that are part of the work of a director! In this workshop you will learn more about the role of a director, and get an inside look into how various directors approach the rehearsal process! Registration opens soon.

Questions? Want to RSVP?

To RSVP, please register via the "RSVP HERE" box underneath each respective Step-In workshop. Please note, registration for each Step-In will open closer to each workshop! 

Questions? Please contact Education Associate Abhi Shrestha at ashrestha@steppenwolf.org.

virtual programs archive

Since launching in late March, our virtual programs have reached thousands of people worldwide. Check out video recordings, lesson plans, and creative challenges in our archive.

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virtual programs archive

Since launching in late March, our virtual programs have reached thousands of people worldwide. Check out video recordings, lesson plans, and creative challenges in our archive.

EXPLORE