Clybourne Park playwright Bruce Norris has been named the latest member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's illustrious ensemble.
Clybourne Park playwright Bruce Norris has been named the latest member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's illustrious ensemble.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris has been named the latest member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble.

Since 2000, Steppenwolf has presented seven of Norris' plays, including his Pulitzer winner, Clybourne Park, and the world premieres of A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, Purple Heart, and The Infidel. His latest drama, The Qualms, runs at Steppenwolf from July 3–August 31.

"After cohabiting in a common-law arrangement for the past fifteen years or so, Steppenwolf Theatre and I have finally decided to make it official," Norris said in a statement. "I would have no so-called career as a so-called writer without the help of Steppenwolf generally and Martha Lavey in particular. I'm up to my eyeballs in debt to her."

Norris, whose other plays include Domesticated and The Low Road, is also an actor, seen in the films A Civil Action, The Sixth Sense, and All Good Things. He joins an illustrious list of Steppenwolf members that includes Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Kathryn Erbe, Terry Kinney, Tina Landau, Tracy Letts, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Martha Plimpton, Anna D. Shapiro, and Gary Sinise.