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.

The Yard Presents
by the United States Theatre Project 
Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch
Conceived by PJ Paparelli
Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 26
$10 - $25
columbinus, a docu-drama, explores the cultural and personal pathologies that gave rise to the horrific events in Littleton, Colorado in 1999, when two students went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School, killing a dozen students and a teacher before killing themselves.
Monday, May 7
Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know proudly presents: The Best of the Best Band Ever Band. Everyone’s favorite house band, led by Erik Hellman, performs some of the best material from the past year of Variety Shows with special guests.
B.A.P.S. Comedy Presents
Written and Created by Adrienne Brandyburg, Adrienne Brown & Jillian Ebanks
Sunday, May 20
Fine Wine & Almost on Time - A melanin infused sketch show filled with fine ass melinated women telling melinated jokes.
An evening of staged plays readings, written and directed by Midwest Asian American theatre artists
Monday, May 21
The Asian Pacific American (APA) population is seriously under represented on stage. “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings” is a staged play reading series curated by Mia Park and produced by Asian Improv Arts Midwest’s AA Arts Incubator that intends to provide inspiration, space, and audiences for Midwest APA playwrights, directors, and actors. 

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 extant work. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited full-length scripts.