Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the two productions set for its 2014-15 Steppenwolf for Young Adults season.
George Orwell's Animal Farm, adapted for the stage by Althos Low, will make its world premiere in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre. Hallie Gordon, artistic and educational director of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, will direct the production, which will run from October 15-November 9.
The world premiere of This Is Modern Art, written by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, will follow, with a run from February 25-March 14, 2015, in the Downstairs Theatre. Based on true events, the play offers a look inside the anonymous lives of graffiti artists and explores questions about the true purpose of art and where it belongs. This Is Modern Art was first presented as a rehearsed reading in May 2014, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as a part of New Visions/New Voices 2014. Lisa Portes will direct.
In partnership with the Chicago Public, metropolitan area schools, and other members of the community, SYA creates two full-scale professional productions each season, specifically for teens. The program combines play production with educational components to enhance arts education for young audiences, as well as their teachers and families.
For tickets to Animal Farm, click here.