Remembering Former Steppenwolf Theatre Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Martha Lavey, artistic director and a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, accepts the 1998 National Medal of Arts Award for the group from President Clinton during a ceremony at the White House Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
Martha Lavey accepts the 1998 National Medal of Arts Award for the Steppenwolf Theatre from President Clinton at the White House. Doug Mills / AP Photo
Martha Lavey, artistic director and a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, accepts the 1998 National Medal of Arts Award for the group from President Clinton during a ceremony at the White House Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
Martha Lavey accepts the 1998 National Medal of Arts Award for the Steppenwolf Theatre from President Clinton at the White House. Doug Mills / AP Photo

Remembering Former Steppenwolf Theatre Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Former Steppenwolf Theatre Artistic Director Martha Lavey died Tuesday at age 60.

Lavey began her theater career acting on stage and before eventually head the creative vision for Steppenwolf for 20 years.

We look back on Lavey’s role and legacy in Chicago’s theater scene with Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss.