Created in response to our inability to gather, the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage has not only offered the high-quality storytelling that Steppenwolf is known for, it has also opened up access for audiences throughout the US and around the world. With members in more than 20 countries and all 50 states, Steppenwolf NOW turned a time of isolation into a celebration of the profound connection that theatre—in whatever form it finds itself—offers us all.

We are excited to announce new virtual projects for the 2021/22 season written by our ensemble members Tracy Letts (streaming September 2021), Tarell Alvin McCraney (streaming October 2021) and Tina Landau (streaming November 2021). These virtual productions are included in all Classic Membership packages; single tickets will be available for purchase in late summer 2021.

The Old Country

AN ANIMATED SHORT
Written by ensemble member Tracy Letts
Directed by Patrick Zakem
Featuring ensemble members William Petersen and Karen Rodriguez with Mike Nussbaum
Streaming September 2021

Two men in a diner drain the last drops of their coffees and think about ordering dessert. In the denouement of their (physical, intellectual, and sexual) lives, they wax nostalgic and try to communicate across a wide divide.

Artists

Playwright Tracy Letts†

Director Patrick Zakem

Pupper and Production Designer Grace Needlman

Sound Designer Pornchanok Kanchanabanca+

Artistic Producer Leelai Demoz

Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn*

 

Night Safari

A MONOLOGUE
Written by ensemble member Tracy Letts
Directed by Patrick Zakem
Featuring Rainn Wilson
Streaming September 2021

The nocturnal habits of the Panamanian Night Monkey, the life cycle of the Paradoxical Frog, and the mating rituals of middle-aged male homo sapiens. This wry monologue poses the question: are we so distant from the whims of our biology? Enjoy your tour, and please remember—do not feed the animals.

Artists

Playwright Tracy Letts†

Director Patrick Zakem

Artistic Producer Leelai Demoz

CAST

Rainn Wilson*

 

The Stretch

A MONOLOGUE
Written by ensemble member Tracy Letts
Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
Streaming September 2021

And they’re off, for the 108th running of the El Dorado Stakes! But this race is long-distance... and maybe not what it first seems...

Artists

Playwright Tracy Letts

Director Anna D. Shaprio†‡

Artistic Producer Leelai Demoz

CAST

 

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.

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Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or visual effects that might impact your viewing experience, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

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