Steppenwolf for Young Adults proudly presents the world premiere adaptation

ABOUT THIS SHOW

"Ok, so boom. / We ain't friends anymore." Sky and Lay Li were always in sync. But now their rhythms are changing; Sky likes swimming, and Lay Li is all about beauty. Sky, basketball; Lay Li, boys. Things just make more sense underwater and on the court. A world premiere adaptation of Mahogany L. Browne’s popular young adult novel, Chlorine Sky is an intimate coming-of-age story told in verse about two girls who are best friends—until they aren’t. Sometimes, growing up means growing apart.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION

Part of Steppenwolf Education's robust department, Steppenwolf for Young Adults brings high-quality theatre to artistically curious young adults across Chicago. Learn more about Steppenwolf Education's multifaceted offerings available to Chicagoland teens, young artists and educators here.

Teachers can register to bring students to our 10am weekday matinées. At this time, masks are reccomended while on Steppenwolf's campus, but we will not require student audience members to show proof of vaccination when attending Steppenwolf for Young Adults performances. Subject to change.

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Recommended for grades 8+

For Teachers

Interested in bringing your students to this Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) show? Fill out a pre-registration form so we can keep you informed and get you booked for a field trip to Steppenwolf next year!

Register Now

Steppenwolf for Young Adults

Steppenwolf is proud to produce the nationally recognized Young Adults series, which focuses on creating world-class theatre specifically for a teen and family audience. Learn more about this season's SYA offerings.

LEARN MORE

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author Mahogany L. Browne
  • Director Ericka Ratcliff
  • Scenic and Projection Design Yeaji Kim
  • Costume Design Jos N. Banks
  • Lighting Design Conchita Avitia
  • Lighting Design Heather Gilbert
  • Sound Design Willow James
  • Dramaturg Eboni Hogan
  • SYA Producer Alex Lee Reed
  • Production Manager Elise Hausken
  • Casting Director JC Clementz
  • Production Stage Manager Michelle Medvin
  • Assistant Stage Manager JuJu Laurie

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sponsors

GRAND BENEFACTORS

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
United Airlines 

BENEFACTORS

Anonymous
Allstate Insurance Company
Amazon
Andrew and Amy Bluhm
Ann and Richard Carr
Crown Family Philanthropies
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Polk Bros. Foundation
Robert and Louise Sanborn
Steppenwolf Associates* 

PRODUCERS

American Express
Archer Daniels Midland Company
ComEd, An Exelon Company
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy
Anne and Don Phillips
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Cari and Michael J. Sacks
Ilan and Becky Shalit
Zell Family Foundation

Steppenwolf's New Plays Initiative is supported by the Zell Family Foundation.

Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins

*The Steppenwolf Associates is a community of more than 100 dynamic young professionals who work each season to raise funds for Steppenwolf for Young Adults.

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Recommended for grades 8+

For Teachers

Interested in bringing your students to this Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) show? Fill out a pre-registration form so we can keep you informed and get you booked for a field trip to Steppenwolf next year!

Register Now

Steppenwolf for Young Adults

Steppenwolf is proud to produce the nationally recognized Young Adults series, which focuses on creating world-class theatre specifically for a teen and family audience. Learn more about this season's SYA offerings.

LEARN MORE

Accessible Performances

Relaxed Sensory Friendly:
February 25, 2023 at 3pm

Spanish Language Captioned: 
March 4, 2023 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
March 4, 2023 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Open captioned:
March 4, 2023 at 8pm

ASL interpreted:
March 11, 2023 at 3pm