Cast Spotlight on Steven Krage

by Tracey on April 27, 2017

Our cast members are complex, intelligent, and witty people. You simply have to hear them to believe us. We asked 4 questions to give you a feel for the innermost workings of their minds, and the variety of answers has been one of the highlights of this year’s process. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!



Photo credit: Brandi Lee of Balee Images, LLC


1. If you could meet any person in history (living or dead, real or fictional) who would it be and why?

My answer to this question changes from day to day, but I’d have to say that meeting Groucho Marx would be a particular thrill for me. This was a man who shaped modern humor and is seen even now as an icon. The questions I could ask him would be myriad and his responses would leave me with sore abdomen muscles and a perpetual smile on my face!

2. Have you ever been on stage before? How do you feel about going on stage for the LTYM show, knowing you’re also reading your own words?

I’ve been performing on stage since I was eight or nine, as a musician, actor, and lecturer. The most thrilling stage I’ve ever performed on was at the Chicago Symphony Center. The most unorthodox stage was in the corner at a dinner honoring the French Consulate to Chicago (who, by the way, was soused to the point of noisily singing along to our reverent, patriotic ditties.)

3. Unrelated to your essay, do you have a motherhood story to share?

I remember the moment when I realized that I would never be a good parent, be it a father or a mother. In eighth grade, we were made to carry around these misbegotten sacks of flour to represent our newborn child. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t very attentive to my sack, and one day I simply dropped it on the floor and my poor little sack-child’s entrails swept across the floor. I failed the project and learned a valuable lesson. (Though, happily, I still see many similarities between newborn babies and inanimate sacks of bleached flour!)

4. If you could relive one day over again, what would you choose and why?

This may seem like a cop-out, but I don’t think I’d want to relive any day. I’m not an extremely nostalgic person, and am very much forward-thinking. I’ve had many brilliant days in my life, but that’s just how I’d like to remember them: a part of the rich tapestry of life that’s cemented as part of the record books.


Thank you, Steven!

Tickets are available for the May 7th show at

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