Steppenwolf’s Young Adult Council is an integral part of the lifeblood of the theatre. Each year, a Council made up of 30 high school students from all over the Chicagoland area come together weekly to learn the inner-workings of how a professional arts organization operates. Council members annually attend over 30 plays throughout Chicago, participate in workshops with leading theater professionals, and collaborate as an ensemble to curate teen nights at Steppenwolf.

What We Do

  • Lead our peers in artistic discussions
  • See the best plays in Chicago
  • Discover the inner workings of professional theater
  • Learn how to analyze and speak about today’s hottest plays
  • Meet Chicago’s most celebrated artists

See the YAC in action

Visit the Young Adult Council Facebook page

Check out the Young Adult Council on Instagram

Join the YAC

Applications for the 2019/2020 Young Adult Council are now closed.

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the Young Adult Council, you should attend one of our Step In workshops or our Scene events.

For more information the Young Adult Council, please contact Steppenwolf Education Associate Abhi Shrestha at ashrestha@steppenwolf.org.


Major corporate supporter of Steppenwolf’s career readiness and professional leadership program

Foundation support is provided by the Siragusa Foundation