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To be considered for a role on Steep's stage, please send a single pdf file with headshot and resume titled "Last Name_First Name_HSR" to our Casting team. Keep your information up to date, and we'll contact you if we'd like you to audition.

Please DO NOT send hard copy headshots and resumes to the theatre unless you are specifically requested to do so.

Script Submission

Steep is always looking for new plays and new voices to introduce to our audience. If you are a playwright with a script you think would be a great match for our company, please e-mail our literary manager a 10 page sample that really shows off why you think Steep is the right home for your work. Please attach a cover letter that lets us get to know who you are, as well. If we want to read more of the script or get to know you better, we'll be in touch!


Steep Theatre does not currently have any open positions.


Steep Theatre offers internships throughout the year in theatre management, operations, and stage management. Additional internship positions may be available on a show-by-show basis. Our internships provide an in-depth look into the operations of a storefront theatre and the opportunity to work with a talented group of performers, designers and managers. Each intern works closely with a Steep ensemble or staff member, and this mentorship provides our interns with valuable insight into the profession. We are flexible in working with our interns and make every effort to accommodate a variety of schedules, interests, and professional goals. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, driven and interested in gaining hands-on experience in theatrical production or administration.

Steep's internships run on 3-month terms, roughly aligned with our production calendar. These dates are flexible.
Winter: December - February
Spring: March - May
Summer: June - August
Fall: September - November
These dates may be adjusted if necessary to accommodate your academic schedule.

Each intern will receive a stipend of $100.

Theatre Management

In all small arts organizations, the Executive Director wears a great many hats, and while working closely with Steep’s Executive Director the Management Intern will gain experience in a wide spectrum of theatre management. The Management Intern will be exposed to finance, facilities management, board cultivation, contract administration, individual and organizational giving, marketing, PR, and myriad other functions and will have the opportunity to design projects to meet their individual academic and professional goals. 


Working with Steep's Executive Director, House Manager, and ensemble members, the Operations Intern will learn the ins and outs of running a storefront theatre. The Operations Intern will explore facilities management, numerous areas of theatre administration, and front of house operations. This is the ideal internship for individuals looking to gain a broad experience in the business of theatre.

Stage Management

The Stage Management Intern will assist the Stage Manager on the current show.  This may involve attending rehearsals and helping as well as assisting the Stage Manager at performances during the run of the show.


The work of our committed and talented volunteers makes it possible for Steep Theatre to continue to produce groundbreaking theatre. 

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Chicago Theatre Standards

Steep is a proud participant in the Chicago Theatre Standards, a tool for communication and self-governance designed to promote safety and transparency in theatremaking. For more information, or to read the standards, visit If you represent a theatre company interested in adopting the Chicago Theatre Standards, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can reach us at