Steppenwolf for Young Adults in the 2014 production of "Animal Farm," adapted by Althos Low from George Orwell. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces 2015–16 Season

George Orwell’s work returns to Steppenwolf, as well as a world-premiere devised performance by Michael Rohd.

CHICAGO: Steppenwolf for Young Adults has announced its 2015–16 season, which includes the world premiere of a devised performance and a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

The season begins with Andrew White’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 (Oct. 21–Nov. 15), a multimedia production exploring a world where everyone is under perpetual electronic surveillance. Artistic and educational director Hallie Gordon will direct.

Following will be the world premiere of Michael Rohd’s The Compass (Feb. 24–March 12, 2016), an interactive performance about the intersection of technology and morality through a decision-making phone app. Rohd will direct.

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