LookOut, Steppenwolf's new multi-genre performance series, presents a wide variety of work coming from a diverse array of voices, emerging and established alike. All performances take place in Steppenwolf''s new 1700 Theatre, an intimate 80 seat cabaret-style venue nestled behind Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks.

You’re Being Ridiculous: Family
Saturday, January 14 at 8pm
Saturday, January 21 at 8pm

At You're Being Ridiculous, created and hosted by Jeremy Owens, real people tell true stories about their lives. “Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?” 

Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know Variety Show
Monday, January 23 at 8pm
Monday, March 6 at 8pm

Local actor/musicians Erik Hellman and Jessie Fisher present an updated variant of the classic variety hour.

In the Round with Cloudstomper
Thursday, January 26

The eclectic multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Cloudstomper hosts this iteration of In the Round, LookOut’s series which brings together four musicians from a variety of genres to present original songs and explain the stories, processes, emotions and inspirations behind them.

by Jess Godwin
Saturday, January 28

Selections from singer/songwriter Jess Godwin's Muses project, a video project based on coffee conversations with friends.

Thornton & Messing 
Monday, January 30 at 7pm
Monday, February 6 at 7pm

Susan Messsing and Michael Patrick Thornton create a world filled with heartfelt and hilarious characters from scratch with just one suggestion from the audience.  

Chasing Blue
by Bea Cordelia
Saturday, February 4 at 8pm
Sunday, February 5 at 4pm and 8pm

Bea Cordelia gets ready for a date six months after coming out as transgender. Through stories, poetry, music, and spectacle, Bea asks us how we can we begin to live with ourselves when everyone has left.

Written in Sand
by Karen Finley
Friday, February 10 at 8pm
Saturday, February 11 at 8pm

A solo spoken word performance with sections of performance texts, poetry, letters and fragments that express the loss and magnitude of personal suffering and compassion within a larger world of homophobia, denial and injustice.  

Tumbao: The Misadventures of la Familia Pilón 
By Jo Cattell, Lorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo
Monday, February 13 at 7pm
Monday, February 27 at 7pm

For two nights this winter, Steppenwolf’s 1700 theatre is transformed into Tumbao, a family bar and the best place for a salsa night, baptism, séance or wedding reception. 

Unicorn Gratitude Mystery
by Karen Finley
Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18

Karen Finley explores the heightened political landscape of our presidential election through nonlinear poetic text.

black as eye wanna be
by Po' Chop
Friday, February 24

An evening length piece that explores themes of oppression and victory through burlesque and the sound of female black musicians throughout history.