Steppenwolf part of 'Now Is The Time' initiative

May 5, 2012 (CHICAGO)

The season-long initiative is called "Now Is The Time," (link: and it includes the Chicago Public Library (link:, Steppenwolf Theatre Company (link: and the non-profit organization "Facing History and Ourselves." (link:

Hallie Gordon, Artistic and Education Director Steppenwolf for Young Adults, came into our ABC7 studio to explain how it all works. NITT is meant to inspire a citywide conversation about stopping youth violence and intolerance. Throughout 2012/ 13, NITT will link major projects at each institution, including the Fall 2012 "One Book, One Chicago" selection: Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief," a staged adaptation of Zusak's book at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and a major Facing History and Ourselves exhibit titled "Choosing to Participate."

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