Steppenwolf NOW

Made in Chicago. Streaming Everywhere.

Steppenwolf NOW is a new virtual programming stream featuring breakthrough stories written by America’s most talented voices, spotlighting the nation’s premier ensemble theatre and available anywhere in the world. The Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage offers a dynamic and innovative slate of immersive and visual experiences, radio plays, bite-sized programming and episodic work crafted and produced for the virtual platform. Our virtual stage is stacked with so much talent, you won’t want to miss it!

Become a virtual member for just $75 and stream content wherever you are, whenever you want. Starting in November, you’ll be notified as new content is available for a one-time viewing session from any computer or mobile device at any time, day or night! Enjoy this streaming service with your entire household or refer friends to become virtual members and join in on the fun.

With a virtual membership purchase, you can stream all Steppenwolf NOW content through August 15, 2021! But hurry—the sooner you become a virtual member, the quicker you’ll get access to the new content once it's released.

What's On Our Virtual Stage

What is Left, Burns

By James Ijames
Directed by Whitney White
Featuring ensemble members K. Todd Freeman and Jon Michael Hill
Streaming November 2020
Run time: 20 minutes

Two poets separated by age and distance engage in a video call rendezvous after 15 years. Keith, a distinguished poet and professor of literature is moving towards retirement after a recent divorce from his wife. Ronnie, his younger former lover and mentee, has a New York Times bestselling book and a burgeoning career ahead of him. The two men wade through the connection they once had as they struggle with the desires that still bind them.

Wally World

By Isaac Gómez
Co-directed by Isaac Gómez and Lili-Anne Brown
Featuring ensemble members Cliff ChamberlainAudrey Francis, Sandra Marquez and Karen Rodriguez with Danny BernardoSydney Charles, Kevin Curtis, Leslie Sophia Perez, Marvin Quijada and Jacqueline Williams
Streaming December 2020
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

It's Christmas Eve and a group of Wally World employees are about to lose it. On the one day of the year the mega-department superstore is supposed to close its doors, secrets come to life that may destroy more than their holiday cheer. Their manager Andy is doing everything in her power to keep her store in line and her employees in check. But can hard truths from her past ruin everything she's ever worked for? Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane as 10 employees do everything they can to find purpose in a place that has never seen purpose in them.

Red Folder

Written and directed by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph
Featuring ensemble member Carrie Coon
Streaming January 2021
Run time: 10 minutes

The red folder belongs to a first grader. It is the source of all his woes. Years later, he seeks vengeance.

Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!

By Vivian J.O. Barnes
Streaming February 2021
Run time: 35 minutes

A Royal Wedding is looming. The Duchess and The Soon-to-be-Duchess are meeting face-to-face for the first time to go over everything you ever needed to know to become a duchess. There are rules. There’s a way of doing things. Remember, everybody is watching. And you don’t want to know what happens if you step out of line. Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! looks at the hidden costs of being the “luckiest girl in the world.”

Where We Stand

By Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Featuring Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Streaming April 2021
Run time: 70 minutes

What does community mean? And what do we owe to one another? When a man who has been shunned by his town makes a deal on behalf of it with a mysterious stranger, he must stand before his community to ask for forgiveness in the hopes that they might answer these enduring questions as they determine his fate. Through poetic verse and music, this work challenges our capacity to forgive and our ideas of mercy and who might deserve it.

Ages of the Moon

By Sam Shepard
Directed by ensemble member Ian Barford
Featuring ensemble members Randall Arney and William Petersen
Streaming June 2021
Run time: 55 minutes

Byron and Ames are old friends, reunited by mutual desperation on a hot summer day. As day turns into night and the bourbon keeps flowing, they sit, reflect and bicker about 50 years of love, friendship and their rivalry.

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have further questions, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Members get it for free

All Classic, Black Card and RED Card members get access to Steppenwolf NOW for FREE! Not a member? Join today to enjoy a variety of benefits and perks.

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Get $25 off

Are you a student, teacher or essential worker? Call Audience Services at 312-335-1650 to get $25 off your Steppenwolf NOW virtual membership. All you need is an official school ID or work ID. Discount is valid for one-time use per person.

Save the date

Join us on Wednesday, October 21 for a special Steppenwolf NOW preview event, which will provide a virtual sneak peek into the exciting lineup and feature many of the artists involved. Everyone is invited to attend, so mark your calendars!

LEARN MORE

Become a sponsor

Sponsorships for Steppenwolf NOW and individual projects are available and include exclusive behind-the-scenes access. Contact eevenskaas@steppenwolf.org for more information.

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Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have further questions, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Members get it for free

All Classic, Black Card and RED Card members get access to Steppenwolf NOW for FREE! Not a member? Join today to enjoy a variety of benefits and perks.

LEARN MORE

Get $25 off

Are you a student, teacher or essential worker? Call Audience Services at 312-335-1650 to get $25 off your Steppenwolf NOW virtual membership. All you need is an official school ID or work ID. Discount is valid for one-time use per person.

Save the date

Join us on Wednesday, October 21 for a special Steppenwolf NOW preview event, which will provide a virtual sneak peek into the exciting lineup and feature many of the artists involved. Everyone is invited to attend, so mark your calendars!

LEARN MORE

Become a sponsor

Sponsorships for Steppenwolf NOW and individual projects are available and include exclusive behind-the-scenes access. Contact eevenskaas@steppenwolf.org for more information.