The Steppenwolf Theatre held its annual Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Jan. 22. Out, award-winning actress Sarah Paulson was featured this year, and there was a question-and-answer session about her career with Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts. ( Paulson acted in the early Letts play Killer Joe. )
The Golden Globe-winning actress credited American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy for allowing her to play such a wide range of characters on the show. She explained how she studied attorney Marcia Clark for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. She then answered a few questions from people in the audience.
More than 300 people attended the luncheon, raising $196,000 for Steppenwolf's various programs. Visit Steppenwolf.org for current shows and information .