SynopsisMIDWEST PREMIERE Esther, an African-American woman living in the dawn of the last century, makes an uncommon living for herself sewing exquisite lingerie. Esther's skilled artistry allows her rare access into the private lives of others. This acclaimed new American drama is the winner of five national awards for Best Play. A REVEALING NEW AMERICAN PLAY! WINNER! New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play WINNER! Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play WINNER! John Gassner Award for Best Play WINNER! American Theater Critics Association's Francesca Primus Award WINNER! Steinberg New Play Award
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For the first time, we are inviting our subscribers to enjoy one of their five–play series in the Upstairs Theatre. Producing one of our plays Upstairs gives us the opportunity to open up new weeks in the schedule.
Steppenwolf has been working in partnership with grip design to create the unique images for our subscription series posters. Backstage sat down with the designers at grip and asked them 5 Questions.
Intimate Apparel is not the first play by Lynn Nottage to be seen at Steppenwolf. Crumbs from the Table of Joy was produced as part of the 1995-1996 Arts Exchange Season...
A history of the corset and how it pertains to Intimate Apparel.
Playwright Lynn Nottage won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play and four other national awards for Best Play for Intimate Apparel, receiving its Midwest premiere in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, January 13 – March 13, 2005. Associate Artistic Director Curt Columbus called Lynn in New York to discuss the genesis for her fascinating new play.