Curated by Steppenwolf’s own Young Adult Council, this is an exclusive opportunity for teens to score a cheap ticket to a Steppenwolf production, meet the artists involved with the play, and connect with like-minded teens.


  • All performances take place at 1650 N Halsted Street
  • Tickets are $5 (Tickets can only be used during the teen event series)
  • Purchase tickets at the door one half-hour before the show, in advance online, or in advance by calling Steppenwolf Audience Services at (312) 335-1650 and use code YACFALLSCENE to purchase tickets to The Brothers Size or use code YACSPRINGSCENE to purchase tickets to I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  • Questions? Please contact Education Associate Abhi Shrestha at (312) 654-5603 or email

2019/20 Scene Events

  • The Scene: The Brothers Size
    Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Performance at 3:00pm with event to follow

    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.

  • The Scene: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
    Saturday, March 14, 2020
    Performance at 7:30pm with event to follow

    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.


Foundation support is provided by the Siragusa Foundation