Could one mistake make you a monster?
This New York Times bestselling novel and National Book Award nominee tells the story of Steve Harmon, a 16-year-old aspiring film-maker in juvenile detention. His life has been turned upside down by his alleged participation in a robbery gone awry and now he might spend the rest of his life behind bars. As the prosecution makes its case, Steve writes his story as a screenplay, trying to understand if he’s really the monster they say he is.
About the Tour
Following its four-week run at Steppenwolf and working in collaboration with Storycatchers Theatre, Steppenwolf for Young Adults will tour its production for a week to three Juvenile Justice Facilities in Illinois. Building on the success of the 2013 tour of How Long Will I Cry: voices of youth violence, during which Steppenwolf for Young Adults brought its sold-out production to eight Chicago Public Library sites, this tour will provide detained and incarcerated youth a chance to see the production and share their stories with professional artists involved with the play. A series of workshops for youth who have read the book and seen the production will be hosted to further explore the play’s themes. In addition to the tour, Steppenwolf will host Storycatchers alumni, who participated in Storycatchers programs while incarcerated or detained, on the Steppenwolf stage for a series of special events featuring these incredible young people and their stories.
Storycatchers Theatre, winner of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, is a youth development arts organization that prepares court-involved and otherwise marginalized young people to make thoughtful life choices through the process of writing, producing and performing original theatre inspired by personal stories.
After the 3pm performance on February 25th, Steppenwolf for Young Adults will hosting a special post-show event that includes Storycatchers Theatre performing a short artistic piece on the Steppenwolf stage. This piece will showcase the work Storycatchers does with court-involved young people, highlighting the complex circumstances that detained and incarcerated youth face.
Watch & Listen
ASL interpretation (student):
Friday, March 3 at 7:30pm (Also Caption)
Friday, March 3 at 7:30pm (Also ASL)
Audio-described and touch tour:
Saturday, February 25 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm