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

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Join the YAC

Applications for the 2020/2021 Young Adult Council are EXTENDED! 

All application materials are now due May 8, 2020. Please check out the links to the Young Adult Council application, Friend Recommendation, and Professional Recommendation. We require you to submit a completed application, and the two recommendations to complete your application packet!  
20/21 Young Adult Council Application 

20/21 Young Adult Council Friend Recommendation 
20/21 Young Adult Council Professional Recommendation 

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

We are so excited to get to know you!


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

Foundation support is provided by the Siragusa Foundation