In 1984, Gary directed a production of “Tracers”, a play written by Vietnam veterans. The experience was transformative for the cast, crew, and the veterans in the audience. Soon after, Gary launched the first “Vets Night” at Steppenwolf, the theatre he co-founded.
A 40-year tradition
Now part of the Gary Sinise Foundation, “Vets Night” continues to expose local veterans to the theatre. It’s a unique way to show our gratitude for their service.
By The Numbers
veterans have joined us for a "Vets Night" performance