Three twenty-something roommates are glued to their video games. They are masters of the virtual worlds behind the computer screens in their Las Vegas basement. When one of them uses his gaming skills to land a job with the National Security Agency launching actual drones and missiles, online battles begin to have real consequences.Leveling Up is a fresh, contemporary look at how we navigate the blurry line between worlds both virtual and real and what it means to grow up. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer.

Performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Hallie Gordon
Projection Design by Anna Henson
Lighting Design by J.R. Lederlie
Sound Design by Rick Sims
Set Design by Brian Sidney Bembridge

“Brian Sidney Bembridge’s scenic design and Anna Henson’s projections provid[e] an impressively immersive gaming experience. For Steppenwolf for Young Adults, it’s an impressively up-to-date and uncondescending treatment of the world online and off.”
Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago