Steppenwolf’s 2018 Women in the Arts Luncheon on January 22, 2018 was an exciting afternoon with acclaimed actress of the screen and stage Sarah Paulson. Guests enjoyed lunch while Sarah and ensemble member Tracy Letts discussed their work together on Letts’ play Killer Joe and Steven Spielberg’s film The Post. Their intimate conversation included Sarah’s insights from working with Ryan Murphy on his hit television shows American Horror Story and American Crime Story, as well as an insider glimpse into her artistic process and thoughts on her rise to fame in Hollywood.

Over 300 leaders from Chicago’s civic, corporate and artistic communities came together for the afternoon to raise funds for Steppenwolf Education's vital programming, including Steppenwolf for Young Adults, our nationally recognized education program, the School at Steppenwolf, and the Professional Leadership Programs. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful afternoon!

Steppenwolf Theatre Company wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support of the 2018 Women in the Arts Luncheon.

Lead Sponsor

Event Sponsors

The Bluhm Family Foundation
Liz & Eric Lefkofsky
Cari B. Sacks

Mentor Table Sponsors

Baird, Noreen Gallagher
Berle and Marlene Breslow-Blitstein
Caroline and Keating Crown
Mary A. Dempsey and Amy Eshleman
Mary Kathryn Hartigan
J.P. Morgan, Elizabeth H. Connelly
Lynn Lockwood Murphy
The Orlebeke Foundation
Schiff Hardin LLP
Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg
United Airlines
Susan Farnham Warrington

2018 Women in the Arts Photo Gallery