11/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Steppenwolf Wins $600,000 Grant

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue its development of new plays.


Steppenwolf will utilize the grant to leverage the full potential of its First Look Repertory of New Work and First Look 101. Since its launch in 2005, Steppenwolf's First Look Repertory of New Work has featured three annual developmental productions of new plays presented in rotation and accompanied by a series of readings, lectures and events around the development of new work. It is a significant component of the theatre's New Plays Initiative, a program for commissioning and developing new work. First Look 101 takes enrolled members on a rare backstage journey, allowing them to observe Steppenwolf's new play development process.

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