Steppenwolf sets stage to end youth violence
Bullying has been a hot-button issue in recent years, due in part to a number of high-profile suicides resulting from youth violence.
Community leaders and policymakers are tackling the problem through awareness campaigns and programs to reform school cultures, and now, the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program is contributing to this important conversation through the art of theatre.
How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, created by journalist Miles Harvey and his students at DePaul University, draws its "raw, truthful insight" from the first-person accounts of victims, families and young people. The production is presented as part of Now Is The Time, a program that aims to curb youth violence and intolerance.
The show, free to the public, will tour libraries and youth centers in Chicago throughout the month of March. To make a reservation, visit Steppenwolf's website.