Steppenwolf Theatre Company


Martha Lavey, Artistic Director

David Hawkanson, Executive Director

David M. Schultz, Managing Director

Erica Daniels, Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director

Aaron Carter, Director of New Play Development

Jessamyn Fuller, Casting and School at Steppenwolf Assistant

Greta Honold, Producing Associate

Jenni Page-White, Literary Associate

Sheldon Patinkin, Artistic Consultant

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Submission Policy:

Equity auditions for Steppenwolf Theatre Company are scheduled yearly through Actors' Equity Association. These usually take place in April of the production season, and information regarding Equity generals is posted on the Equity website. Associate Artistic and Casting Director Erica Daniels holds non-Equity general auditions during the calendar year and also holds auditions for each individual Steppenwolf production. Actors should submit updated headshots and resumes to her attention at the address listed above. Please, no phone calls.

Script Submissions:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company accepts full-length scripts year-round from literary agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship. In recognition of our commitment to fostering local voices, we invite unrepresented writers in the Chicagoland area to submit a query consisting of a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue during the months of July and August only. We encourage electronic submission if at all possible.

Theater Types:

Contemporary Plays, New Work, Equity


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is where great acting meets big ideas. Our passion is to tell stories about how we live now. Our mission is to engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes us think harder, laugh longer, and feel more.