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Martha Lavey

Martha Lavey

Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Martha Lavey became the artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1995. In addition to leading this critically acclaimed troupe, she has performed in several of its productions. Lavey speaks proudly of Steppenwolf’s vision, one that’s achieved through its core values of ensemble, innovation, and citizenship.

“It is in the language of metaphor and in the arena of play that our soul is given utterance and our lives with others find common ground.”