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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Grants to Steppenwolf Theatre Company

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Steppenwolf Theater Company is an ensemble theater that engages its multigenerational audiences in an exchange of ideas and is committed to developing new plays, new audiences and new artists for the future of American theater. This grant supports the planning and design of The Lab at Steppenwolf, a new theater-based learning environment. Steppenwolf will build on the knowledge and insight gained through the Learning Labs project to explore what learning environments look like in the context of theater, exploring prototype arrangements of the learning space and related programming as part of an iterative design process.

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to Steppenwolf Theatre Company, one of America's leading regional theatres; the recipient of 9 Tony Awards, and the only theatre to be awarded the National Medal of Arts. In its 36-year history, 40 productions have toured nationally and internationally, including Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County. Steppenwolf develops and presents challenging plays that nurture the artistic impulses of its 43-member ensemble of actors, directors and writers. Each year it presents 16 plays in 700 performances, reaching a multi-generational audience of nearly 200,000, including free theatre experiences for more than 15,000 youth, teachers, and families.

  • $360,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over four years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Steppenwolf Theatre Company $1,085,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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