Steep Theatre: Beginnings


The Steep Theatre Company was formed in 2000 by three individuals: Alex Gualino, Alex Gillmor, and Peter Moore. Their vision was “to bring out the everyday truths we feel through ensemble work and to reach out to non-traditional theatergoers by seeking out stories and creating experiences relevant to them."
Their first play was “Life During Wartime” written by Keith Reading and directed by Josh Polster. It was first performed in March 2001 at 3902 N. Sheridan Road In Chicago.
In March 2008, the company moved into a then vacant storefront at 1115 W. Berwyn, less than 1 block from the Berwyn Red Line “L” stop in Chicago’s Edgewater community. The storefront previously had been a grocery store.
The first play in the company’s new home was “Seven Days” written by Egan Reich and directed by Jim Poole, and the first performance was October 20, 2008.
–information furnished by Peter Moore, January 2019