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Technique Classes

tcSteppenwolf Rehearsal Process with Julia Grace

Steppenwolf Rehearsal Process with Julia Grace

I’ve known Julia Grace for quite a few years now and I have to say she is absolutely one of the best teachers I have ever seen. If you are lucky enough to get into her class you are going to have the time of your life.” – Amy Morton, Tony Award Nominee, Teacher and Ensemble Member Steppenwolf Theatre Company


Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago has become America’s premier ensemble theatre company – redefining the landscape of acting and performance. Their thrilling and powerful productions have earned them twelve Tony Awards and made their theatre company legendary, defined by its innovative work.  

This class is a chance for you to train like a Steppenwolf company member. Discover the freedom, spontaneity and joy in your craft.

16th Street Core Teacher Julia Grace will take the ensemble through a physical rehearsal process, based on the guiding principles of the ground-breaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company. 

For the very first time, Julia will work on a complete play across the four weeks.  The ensemble will be given the rare opportunity to fully explore the possibilities of applying Viewpoints and Meisner technique to the rehearsal room.

When you deeply connect with others through your powerful capacity to listen, your body becomes available and present, and you cease to judge.

You will learn and experience the power of listening, following impulses, trusting your instincts, working from moment to moment and working off your ensemble.

Places are limited. Wait lists may apply.



There is nothing as thrilling as the feeling of flying as an actor; the feeling of possibility and freedom, trust and connection with your ensemble. I’m indebted to my mentors and the training at Steppenwolf which gave me practical tools for staying present, bold and joyous in my work”. – Julia Grace