What Is Left, Burns

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.

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CAST & ARTISTS

Artists

Playwright James Ijames

Director Whitney White

Sound Design & Original Music Justin Ellington+

Creative Director Joel Moorman

Director of Photography & Video Editor Lowell Thomas

Artistic Producers JC Clementz, CSA & Leelai Demoz

Production Manager Claire Haupt

Casting Director JC Clementz, CSA

Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn*

Assistant Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg*

CAST

Keith K. Todd Freeman†*

Ronnie Jon Michael Hill†*

Additional Staff: Martha Wegener (Sound Engineer), Matthew Chapman & Rick Haefele (Projection Support), David Chu & Captioning Coalition (Captioning), Bridget Melton (Audio Describer)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater.

† denotes a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble.

* denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

+ denotes a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE.

‡ denotes a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

Press Articles & Reviews

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"Chicago theater’s Top-10 best bets for fall 2020, both live and on-screen" Chicago Tribune

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. Our virtual stage is stacked with so much talent, you won’t want to miss it!

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