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“The thing that impressed me the most about Steppenwolf was the ferocity with which these actors and theatre artists approached their work there was a sense of drive and excellence that was incredibly impressive, it was very addictive to be around.” – Martha Lavey, Former Artistic Director Steppenwolf Theatre Company
16th Street is thrilled to bring the training of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago to Australia for the first time with Teachers and Steppenwolf Ensemble Members, Amy Morton and Audrey Francis.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, now in its fifth decade has become the premier ensemble theatre in America and has received unprecedented national and international recognition, including a series of Tony Awards, and The National Medal of Arts.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company and School have redefined the landscape of acting and performance. Their teachers approach the craft of acting through the emotional, physical, intellectual, and instinctual – from the brain as well as from the heart.
“This is not for the faint-hearted. If you want to be challenged, experience what it’s like to live and work bravely and without apology and in turn discover new heights in what you thought you were capable of onstage, Amy Morton and Audrey Francis are the teachers to get you there. This way of working becomes addictive.” – Julia Grace, Steppenwolf trained, 16th Street Meisner/Viewpoints teacher
Steppenwolf Theatre Company was formed in 1976 by a group of actors who dedicated themselves to an ethic of mutual respect and to the development of artists through ongoing group work.
The Steppenwolf ensemble now has grown to 46 artist-members including actors, directors, playwrights, and filmmakers, and remains devoted to its original vision as an artist-driven enterprise. Defined as “where great acting meets big ideas,” Steppenwolf’s mission is “to engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes us think harder, laugh longer, feel more.”
It is America’s longest-standing ensemble theatre that has produced over 65 world premieres and won 12 Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts.