WANT (Steppenwolf Theatre): First Look!


Steppenwolf Theatre - First Look Repertory - Want

Time Out Theatre Editor Kris Vire told me once that he always inserts into his hectic review schedule new companies and new shows.  Despite being in demand on the established theatre season circuit, Kris likes to be in the audience for inaugural productions.  He wants to see the next big thing when it launches… new actor, new play, new writer.

Steppenwolf Theatre presents the 7th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work.  Three developmental productions of NEW plays are playing in rotation at TheSteppenwolf GarageMan in LoveOblivion, and Want.  Steppenwolf facilitates the introductory  viewing of the new creation within a controlled environment.  They enlist the local talents of directors and actors to showcase the writing.  They encourage theatre reviewers to critique the play as an experimental endeavor not a finished project.  First Look is a playwright’s fantasy.  It’s giving birth to a new life within the nurturing walls of world renowned institution.  Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat. 

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