LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends.

Unless specified otherwise, all performances take place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an intimate and flexible 80 seat venue nestled behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks.

Water People Theater Presents
The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon
By Rebeca Alemán, Directed by Iraida Tapias 
Presented by Chicago Latino Theater Alliance for Destinos – 3rd Chicago International Theater Festival and LookOut
September 19 - October 13
$25
Inspired by true events, this poignant drama by Rebeca Alemán is about a human rights journalist, Paulina, who has recently emerged from a coma and must recover her memory in order to unveil the truth and achieve justice. All she remembers is that she has a mother and a daughter. Rodrigo by her side goes to inconceivable lengths to help her. 

Soltera, Casada, Viuda y Divorciada
By Román Sarmentero, Directed by Gilberto Valenzuela 

Produced by Producciones Aragua Inc. from Puerto Rico
Presented by Chicago Latino Theater Alliance for Destinos – 3rd Chicago International Theater Festival and LookOut

October 17 - October 20
$25
Four women with four points of view, and at different stages in their lives, get together to reflect on their current role in society, their relationships and struggles against “Machismo.” This frolicsome and playful comedy is told through music and monologues.

LookOut Inquiries

The LookOut team is always interested in seeing new work and meeting artists; inquiries and invitations to see work are welcome and can be directed to lookout@steppenwolf.org. As a multidisciplinary performance series, we are primarily interested in connecting with Chicago-based artists who have an existing body of presentable work. We are particularly interested in offering a platform to artists representing historically marginalized communities and programming work that incorporates diversity across genre, form, and perspective. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited full-length scripts.