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
Thank you so much. Our veterans had a wonderful time. They all returned with smiles and want to know when they can do it again. Thank you.