For more than four decades, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has redefined the landscape of acting and performance. Our ensemble of 50+ members are among the top actors, directors and playwrights in American theatre creating groundbreaking work—both within and outside our theater walls. Learn more about some of the Steppenwolf ensemble members and productions that are achieving great success.


Introducing the “Steppenwolf NOW” Virtual Stage. Six Thrilling Works Crafted Specifically for the Digital Platform—only $75

Made in Chicago. Streaming Everywhere.

CHICAGO (September 15, 2020) – Virtual Memberships go on sale today for the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage featuring six breakthrough stories written by some of America’s most talented voices. Steppenwolf NOW offers a dynamic and innovative slate of immersive and visual experiences, radio plays, bite-sized programming and episodic work crafted and produced for the digital platform. Become a virtual member for $75 and stream content anytime and anywhere. To purchase a virtual membership, visit

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American Theatre Magazine: Steppenwolf NOW Adds Virtual 2020-21 Season, the theatre’s additional programming will be made available globally through virtual memberships.

Chicago Sun-Times: William Petersen, Carrie Coon, John Michael Hill set for ‘Steppenwolf NOW’ streaming series

Chicago TribuneSteppenwolf Theatre postpones George Clooney project, adds streaming shows

ObserverBest livestream theater fall 2020

Playbill: Steppenwolf's Virtual Season to Include Works by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Ijames, Rajiv Joseph, Sam Shepard, More

Theatermania: Steppenwolf Announces Virtual 2020-21 Season, With Carrie Coon, K. Todd Freeman, and More


Buzz for Steppenwolf NOW

"Steppenwolf's Anna D. Shapiro and Leelai Demoz Take the Chicago Theater Virtual" – Theatremania

"Steppenwolf debuts new digital play by award-winner James Ijames" – Daily Herald

"Can Theatres Subscribe to Adaptability?" – American Theatre

"A Digital Stage the Steppenwolf Way- Catching Up with Leelai Demoz About Steppenwolf NOW" – BroadwayWorld


chicago Tribune A&E cover story

Construction continues on Steppenwolf's new state-of-the-art theater and education building, slated for a 2021 opening. Check out the Sunday A&E cover story below! 

Chicago Tribune: Theaters of the Future

 Chicago Tribune A&E: Theaters of the future

The future of theater in the wake of covid-19

FOX 32 Chicago -- Executive Director Brooke Flangan and Director of Operations Tom Pearl talk with Fox 32's Sylvia Perez about how Steppenwolf is evolving during this time, including the launch of the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage, along with the exciting progress of the new theater building..A beacon of hope for when we can all safely gather together again! Watch here:

WLS-TV (ABC):Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues producing original content, renovating campus throughout COVID-19 pandemic. Watch here:


Theatre is for everyone. Learn more about the changes Steppenwolf Theatre Company is making so our productions are more accessible for everyone.

NPR: Community Voices: Growing Accessibility and Compassion in the Chicago Theater Community

Chicago Tribune: Chicago is known as a great town for theater, but does that mean theater here is for everybody?


Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theatre—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. Thrilling, powerful, groundbreaking productions and accolades have made the theatre legendary.

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Madeline Long
Senior Communications Director