Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its 2023/2024 season, which will include three world premieres, and three regional premieres, including a new play by MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter.
The world premieres will include Purpose by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a home what howls (or the house what was ravine) by Matthew Paul Olmos, and the yet-to-be-titled Hunter play.
Purpose, which confronts the intersection between Black American politics, family, and faith, will feature Alana Arenas, Glenn Davis and Jon Michael Hill. a home what howls (or the house what was ravine), centering on youth activism, will be directed by Laura Alcalá Baker and tour throughout the city following its Steppenwolf engagement. The Hunter play will be directed by Joe Mantello and star Laurie Metcalf, with plot details being kept strictly under wraps.
The company's Chicago premieres will include Martyna Majok's Sanctuary City, Selina Fillinger's POTUS, or Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, and Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play.
The 2023/2024 Steppenwolf season is dedicated to the recently deceased Frank Galati, who was a longtime member of the Steppenwolf ensemble.
For more details, visit Steppenwolf.org.