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2016 Steppenwolf Theater Gala

Chicago, IL

This year's gala celebrated their 40th anniversary by highlighting their ensemble. A production photo of every member was represented in the tent which was complimented by an urban loft design inspired by the new bar and cafe which opened on site, Front Bar.

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Steppenwolf Board Chair and 2016 Gala Co-Chair Nora Daley along with Steppenwolf Managing Director David Schmitz and 2016 Gala Co-Chairs Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Caroline and Keating Crown, Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford, and Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts, welcome guests in the Downstairs Theatre.

Ensemble members Jon Michael Hill and Tarell Alvin McCraney in Front Bar.

Ensemble member Frank Galati pays tribute to prior Artistic Director Martha Lavey on two decades of leadership.

Steppenwolf Co-Founder Gary Sinise plays with his Lt. Dan Band.

Steppenwolf Co-Founder Jeff Perry with Steppenwolf Artistic Director and 2016 Gala Co-Chair Anna D. Shapiro.

First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule in conversation with Transparent actress Amy Landecker.

Actor John C. Reilly introduces an original video tribute honoring the Steppenwolf ensemble.

Steppenwolf Board Chair and 2016 Gala Co-Chair Nora Daley receives a standing ovation following a toast from ensemble members and fellow Co-Chairs Ian Barford and Tracy Letts in honor of her seven-year tenure as Chair of the Board.