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The Details

The Steep Into 1113 Campaign will fund the renovation of the storefront adjacent to Steep’s theatre into a cabaret-style lounge at 1113 West Berwyn. An interior doorway will connect the lounge to our lobby, opening a new door to a welcoming space for conversation, performance, and enjoying the Steep experience. The lounge will include a full bar, comfortable sitting areas, additional bathrooms, and a small stage for music, storytelling, and other performance styles, widening the breadth of stories and art you‘ll be able to enjoy at Steep.

This renovation will cost $170,000 and will include:

  • An additional artistic space for individual performances, script development workshops, greater community engagement, and other creative uses
  • A full-service bar to support patrons of Steep plays and performances in the lounge
  • Two new restrooms

The Benefits of Giving

Bottoms up!
Give $500 or more and receive an invitation to the lounge’s VIP opening night party and complimentary pre-show beverage in the lounge at all Steep plays for one year.

Sock it to us!
Step through the door with fashionable feet! Give $250 and  receive a pair of Steep Theatre socks.

Carry on!
Pack for the voyage and bring steep along for the ride.  Give $100 and receive a Steep Theatre tote bag.

Open up!
Give $50 and receive a Steep Theatre bottle opening key chain.

Settle in!
Give $25 and receive a Steep Theatre engraved wooden coaster.

Give any amount whatsoever and receive our endless gratitude.
There's no gift too large or too small. You can even set up a recurring gift to show your support over time.
Plus, all gifts will be recognized in Steep's program books for an entire year.

Leadership Gifts

All leadership gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in the entryway between the lounge and Steep's lobby. Leaders will receive an invitation to the lounge’s VIP opening night party and a complimentary pre-show beverage in the lounge at all Steep plays for one year.

$50,000

  • Naming opportunity for Steep Theatre’s main stage
  • An invitation to an exclusive inaugural dinner with the artistic leadership on the Steep main stage

$25,000

  • Naming opportunity for the lounge's stage or the Steep Theatre lobby
  • An invitation to an exclusive inaugural dinner with the artistic leadership on the Steep main stage

$10,000

  • Naming opportunity for Steep's dressing room (claimed)
  • Naming opportunity for the lounge's bar (claimed)
  • An invitation to an exclusive inaugural dinner with the artistic leadership on the Steep main stage

$5,000

  • Naming opportunity for one of the lounge’s two restrooms
  • An invitation to a private inaugural party in the new lounge with Steep artistic leadership

$2,500

  • A fully hosted pre-show reception in the lounge for up to ten guests (includes appetizers, two drinks per person, up to ten tickets to the Steep play, and the company of at least two Steep ensemble members)
  • An invitation to a private inaugural party in the new lounge with Steep artistic leadership

$1,000

  • An invitation to a private inaugural party in the new lounge with Steep artistic leadership

To make a pledge to this campaign, to discuss stock transfer options, or to establish a timed payment schedule, please contact Kate Piatt-Eckert at kate@steeptheatre.com or 773-649-3186.

Steep Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaiton. For federal income tax purposes, your contribution will be tax-deductible as allowed by law.


About the Expansion

Nine years ago we left our wonderfully quirky little storefront in Wrigleyville behind and opened the doors to a newly remodeled theatre on Berwyn Avenue. That defining moment in Steep’s history marked the beginning of an incredible period of growth for our company, opening new opportunities for artistry and storytelling and introducing our work to countless new audience members. For many of you, 1115 West Berwyn was your entry point to Steep, with its comfy blue chairs, welcoming yellow lobby, and now famous post-show receptions. Thanks to Steep’s growing community of artists, audience members, supporters, and neighbors, we’re now ready for our next big step and the opening of a new doorway into the Steep community for artists and audiences.

We’re excited to announce that we have leased the storefront adjacent to our theater and will be expanding Steep by remodeling this new storefront into a cabaret-style lounge at 1113 West Berwyn. An interior doorway will connect the lounge to our lobby, opening a new door to a welcoming space for conversation, performance, and enjoying the Steep experience. The lounge will include a full bar, comfortable sitting areas, additional bathrooms, and a small stage for music, storytelling, and other performance styles, widening the breadth of stories and art you‘ll be able to enjoy at Steep.

Steep’s ensemble and board simply could not be more excited about taking this step, and we’re thrilled that you’re here to take it with us. With Small Business Improvement Funding from the City of Chicago and generous support from leaders in the Steep Community we’ve secured a portion of the funding needed to complete the project. We hope you will share our enthusiasm for this thrilling opportunity and help to bring this space to life.

We are so proud to have you in the Steep community, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. It’s an honor to share this thrilling moment of growth and expansion with you as we work together to tell stories that incite conversation and open our doors to new people and new opportunities.
 

Be a Leader

Inspirational leadership support of $1,000 or more has been provided by:
Dave Bartusek
Casey Blass & Lee Manford
Dave Bock
Reid & Jennifer Quinn Broda
Dean & Caroline Browell
Susan Burland & George Plumb
Ken Burlington
Carpenter Financial
The City of Chicago Small Business Improvement Fund
Holly & David Collins
Kassie Davis & Bruce Beatus
Sonya Dekhtyar
Kelly Fitzgerald
Sara Foster & Adam Levy
Gregg Gilman
Dorothy Harza
Peter James
Stephen H. Johnson
Rita & Jim Knox
Kerry & Kenny Lassus
Shana Lowitz & William Swaim, M.D.
Ted Lowitz
Susie MacLean
Cooper Melgreen
Anne Marie Dumas Mitchell
Jennifer & Peter Moore
Margaret & Peter Morris
James T. O'Neill
Amanda & Doug Passmore
PepsiCo
Jon and Catherine Putnam
Melissa & Jeff Riemer
Ted Ries
Gregory Rothman
Mike J Salinas
Karen & Frank Schneider
Jessica & Christoph Schrey
Elisabeth Rose & Owen Shapiro
Hope & Jeff Sheffield
Kate Welborn & Ann McGill
Lisa & Randy White

Join this illustrious group and help lead Steep into a bright future.