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Linsey Burritt and Crystal Grover of the INDO Projects installed a wall made of 5,800 pounds of old Steppenwolf scripts in the new Garage Theatre lounge. Photos by Bob Coscarelli.
The collection of scripts is meant to capture the raw emotions that go into each production.
Seating areas outfitted with Steppenwolf props are meant to give the feeling you're backstage, or perhaps in a dressing room.
Steven Teichelman of This Is Threefold built this wall sculpture out of ebonized local cedar, oak and pine. The piece is meant to mirror the level of intricacy and care involved in each Steppenwolf production.
Tereasa Surratt and the Ogilvy team sourced furniture from thrift stores and from Steppenwolf's storage space with the help of prop-house master Jenny DiLuciano.
The new Garage Theatre lounge is meant to encourage audience members to linger before and after shows.
The wooden case shown here was used to display a snake in Steppenwolf's 2009 production of Eric Simonson's Fake.
Ad executive and constant dreamer Tereasa Surratt is a master of transformation. The Ogilvy & Mather creative director turned her flea market habit into a book and an old lakeside camp into a summer playground for her artistic friends. And her latest project, with Steppenwolf Theatre, converts a bare swath of concrete garage into a chic place to relax before or after a play.
The Steppenwolf Garage Theatre is the most intimate of the company's three performance spaces, and it's where new work by American playwrights is showcased in an edgy setting that needed a little warming up.
With a $20,000 budget and plenty of props from the theater's warehouse, Surratt and the Ogilvy team created a chock-full-of-cool, L-shaped lounge area that wraps the performance space. The lounge encourages theatergoers to linger among vintage furniture, a smorgasbord of textures (including a wall made of hundreds of scripts installed by the multitalented INDO Projects window dressers) and a small bar serving beer and wine.
The next time you have tickets to a Garage Theatre show, go early--and stay late.
Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St.; 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org
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