In this brown bag discussion, Associate Professor Yasen Peyankov will interview Martha Lavey about her career and her tenure as Artistic Director of one of the most successful and celebrated theatre companies in the world.
Martha Lavey has been the Steppenwolf Artistic Director since 1995. While leading one of the most acclaimed theatre companies in the world, Martha has also appeared at Steppenwolf in Good Boys and True, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Lost Land, I Never Sang for My Father, The House of Lily, Valparaiso, The Memory of Water, The Designated Mourner, Supple in Combat, Time of My Life, A Clockwork Orange, Talking Heads, SLAVS!, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Ghost in the Machine, A Summer Remembered, Love Letters, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Savages. Elsewhere in Chicago she has performed at the Goodman, Victory Gardens, Northlight and Remains theaters and in New York at the Women’s Project and Productions. She has served on grants panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, The Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Three Arts Club, USA Artists and the City Arts panel of Chicago. Lavey holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is a member of the National Advisory Council for the School of Communication at Northwestern and a board member of TCG. She is a recipient of the Sarah Siddons Award and an Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University.
MAINSTAGE THEATRE, 1044 W HARRISON ST.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free and open to the public