• Challenge: Teachers need
    tools to bring academic
    lessons to life
    Students need ways to understand the world
    around them. History and literature can seem
    far away and irrelevant to the lives of young
    people in the absence of theater. Theater
    allows teachers to expand their strategies
    and curricula, and develop a range of tools
    to appeal to different learners.
    response: INSPIRING YOUTH TO LEARN THROUGH
    THEATRE PRODUCTION AND WORKSHOPS
    ARTS & CULTURE  | THEATER | STEPPENWOLF FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Upcoming Deadlines

Fall 2014


Letter of Intent
Submission Deadline
Monday, June 2

Proposal
Invitation Deadline
Wednesday, June 18

Proposal
Submission Deadline
Wednesday July 9

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Arts & Culture  Theatre

Steppenwolf for Young Adults

Steppenwolf for Young Adults offers two productions each year for teen audiences. It reaches 15,000 young people, teachers, and families, including nearly 5,000 CPS students through weekday matinees. Steppenwolf also provides professional development workshops for teachers. The Residency School program reaches 15 teachers, most of which are from CPS.  Some schools opt to receive pre- and post-visits for students, while others participate in an extended residency with workshops at the theater and classroom support at their schools. The instruction of the workshops combines thematic messages with a focus on the creative process.  Steppenwolf’s Young Adult Council is comprised of 25 students who meet weekly over the year to learn about theater at Steppenwolf and in Chicago. The council produces a MaTEENee event for five productions and reaches about 500 teenagers.

Reaches 15,000 young people, teachers and families