“This season is a wonderful balance of work that lives at the very core of Steep‘s aesthetic and work that will push us into new territory. In that spirit, we’re excited for the opportunity to feature many of Steep’s ensemble members, while inviting new artists to step into the Steep fold.”
-Peter Moore, Artistic Director
By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Jaclynn Jutting
October 4 – November 9, 2019
Inside the Large Hadron Collider, two high-energy particle beams travel at close to the speed of light before being forced to collide. Outside, two sisters run on an ideological collision course that threatens to upend the fragile gravity holding their family together. Lucy Kirkwood’s Mosquitoes is an intergenerational look at the gulf between decisions and their consequences.
Production Sponsors: Susan Burland & George Plumb, Ken Burlington, Colleen & John Mueller, Jan Willer & Mark Osing
By Isaac Gomez
Directed by Laura Alcalá Baker
January 24 – February 29, 2020
A World Premiere commissioned by Steep Theatre
All families have secrets, but some live in an underbelly too dark to even whisper about. After ten years of walking away, Son returns to his home along the U.S./Mexican border searching for answers about his uncle’s mysterious death, but what he finds there are the men he tried to escape and the memories he thought he left behind. The Leopard Play or, sad songs for lost boys is an excavation of truth amidst lies, intimacy amidst violence, and a reckoning of learning how to love the very thing you hate the most.
Production Sponsors: Susan Burland & George Plumb, Ken Burlington, Timothy Sherck
By Martyna Majok
Directed by Jonathan Berry
April 17 – May 23, 2020
Twenty-two years, three relationships, and one New Jersey bus stop tell the story of Darja’s journey through the American Dream. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s Ironbound navigates the murky waters of love, security, immigration, and mobility with heartbreaking humor.
Production Sponsors: Susan Burland & George Plumb, Ken Burlington, James T. O’Neill, Lisa & Randy White
Directed by Robin Witt
July 10 – August 15, 2020
Production Sponsors: Susan Burland & George Plumb, Ken Burlington, Kassie Davis & Bruce Beatus, Martha Anne & Stephen Yandle