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
Playwright James Ijames
Director Whitney White‡
Sound Design & Original Music Justin Ellington+
Creative Director Joel Moorman
Director of Photography & Video Editor Lowell Thomas
Production Manager Claire Haupt
Casting Director JC Clementz, CSA
Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn*
Assistant Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg*
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
"A Digital Stage the Steppenwolf Way – Catching Up with Leelai Demoz About Steppenwolf NOW" – Broadway World
"See a Steppenwolf Play… Online" – Chicago Magazine
"Chicago’s fall theater season offers diverse online productions — and some in-person options, too" – Chicago Sun-Times
"Chicago theater’s Top-10 best bets for fall 2020, both live and on-screen" – Chicago Tribune