Artist Bio

Steve Pickering

Steve Pickering

(Bio as of September 2021)

Steve Pickering is a Chicago-based actor, director and playwright. He has appeared in over 30 productions at Goodman Theatre since 1987 and is currently a Goodman Theatre Creative Partner. He is the project manager and co-founder of Shanghai Low Theatricals (SLT), which adapts literary works for the stages. Recent SLT adaptations (often credited under the group’s pen name, Althos Low) include George Orwell’s Animal Farm for the Steppenwolf Young Adult Program (2014 commission), Alastair Reynolds’ Diamond Dogs for House Theatre of Chicago and a co-adaptation with director David Kersnar of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas for the Lookingglass Theatre Company (2018 commission - Jeff Award nominee for new work/adaptation). His new adaptation of three Edith Wharton gothics, Of Men and Ghosts, was chosen for Peninsula Players’ 2019 “The Play’s the Thing” winter reading series. As an actor, Pickering has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, in London’s West End, and with many major regionals both in Chicago, and across the country. He is a former Artistic Associate with the Organic Theater, Artistic Director of the Next Theatre in Evanston and a 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow with the Ten Chimneys Foundation.

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With Goodman Theatre

  • Ask Aunt Susan Ask Aunt Susan
    New Stages Amplified
    Play by Seth Bockley
    Directed by Joanie Schultz
  • Dartmoor Prison Dartmoor Prison
    New Stages Amplified
    Play by Carlyle Brown
    Directed by Chay Yew
  • Mary Mary
    1011 Season
    Play by Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by May Adrales
  • The Seagull The Seagull
    1011 Season
    Play by Anton Chekhov
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • King Lear King Lear
    0607 Season
    Play by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • The David Mamet Festival The David Mamet Festival
    0506 Season
    Play by David Mamet
    Directed by Various Artists
  • Romance Romance
    0506 Season
    Play by David Mamet
    Directed by Pam MacKinnon
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night Long Day's Journey Into Night
    0102 Season
    Play by Eugene O'Neill
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Little Foxes Little Foxes
    1415 Season
    Play by Lillian Hellman
    Directed by Henry Wishcamper
  • Blind Date Blind Date
    1718 Season
    Play by Rogelio Martinez
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • There's Always the Hudson There's Always the Hudson
    New Stages 2018
    Play by Paola Lázaro-Muñoz
    Directed by Jess McLeod