Lookingglass Theatre Company

Upcoming Events

Dance Exercise
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 22, 2020

Children, children! The time has come. Escape your day. Break the routine. Push the couch to the window and the coffee table to the wall (with grownup help). …

Pilates Mat (Grades 9-12)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

Pilates Mat (P) = floor-based exercises which improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and mental awareness.

Yoga (Y) = stretch and movement with mindfulness around the breath.

P + Y = …

Storytelling (Grades 3-5)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

How was school today? The answer is…a story. Simple as that. Theatre is when you really get into telling it. You sing, you dance, you explore your imagination. …

Togetherness (Ensemble) (Grades 6-8)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

Togetherness (Ensemble) in a Time of Separation: a class focused on building ensemble while distant, and on creating an original work based on student reflections and writing about …

Through the Lookingglass
Virtual
Runs Apr 24Aug 31, 2020

Step Through the Lookingglass and view timely poetry, stories, and songs Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates have filmed at home, aiming to provide hope, meaning, and fulfillment …

Physical Theatre (Grades 3-5)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

Our bodies speak without words. They often know our feelings before our mouths can make them heard. Gesture is the first form of expression. So, with the guidance …

Physical Theatre (Grades 6-8)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

Our bodies speak without words. They often know our feelings before our mouths can make them heard. Gesture is the first form of expression. So, with the guidance …

Adaptation
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

Train with a Founding Lookingglass Ensemble member. Be a writer, a director, a performer, and through collaborative exploration, create living adaptations of literary texts. In small rotating groups, …

Dance
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

Let’s start on pointe with a pirouette and hustle on up to a disco groove. We’ll mix styles and steps to make new moves and cut it all …

Play and Emotion
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 22, 2020

Happy, sad, afraid, disgusted, angry, surprised, jealous, proud, curious, silly, bored…or something else. If you feel this way sometimes, you’re probably a person. And if you’re a little …

Let’s Make a Radio Play! (Grades 6-8)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 29, 2020

ANNOUNCER: “And now, Children, from somewhere in time, and broadcasting through the atmosphere to the tiny timpani in your teeny ears, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents, ‘Let’s. Make. A …

The Infinite Room
Virtual
Runs Jun 03Aug 31, 2020

Welcome to The Infinite Room podcast. Each episode, Lookingglass artists will ask ourselves and others Big Questions—about art and theatre and the planet we live on; we’ll engage …

Pilates Mat (Grades 6-8)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 30, 2020

Pilates Mat (P) = floor-based exercises which improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and mental awareness.

Yoga (Y) = stretch and movement with mindfulness around the breath.

P + Y = …

Devising (Grades 9-12)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 30, 2020

Stories surround us. So many are worth telling. Through games, activities, and examining our favorite moments in film and theatre, we will find which ones move us most …

Costumes at Home
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 23, 2020

How do clothes make us and the people we see? And how do we show ourselves in our clothing? Let’s frolic and find out! Look around your home, …

Character Study
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 30, 2020

Discover new and creative tools to craft original characters based on your own experience in the world. Master Actor Lawrence Grimm invites you to exercise and investigate archetype, …

Composing Character Song
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 30, 2020

Hey, singer-songwriters! We should totally write our own brand-new songs to sing inspired by famous characters in theater and literature…right? Right on! Alisa Rosenthal will lead us all …

Design Process (Grades 9-12)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 30, 2020

Long before the first day of rehearsal, a costume designer is already hard at work. Lookingglass Artistic Associate Sully Ratke will tour you through her process as she …

Puppetry
Online Classes
Runs Jun 29Jul 21, 2020

Don’t take out the trash — keep it! There’s life in your soda can tabs and popsicle sticks. Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster will show you how to …

Let’s Make a Radio Play! (Grades K-2)
Online Classes
Runs Jun 30Jul 30, 2020

ANNOUNCER: “And now, Children, from somewhere in time, and broadcasting through the atmosphere to the tiny timpani in your teeny ears, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents, ‘Let’s. Make. A …

The Odyssey
Literary Adaptation
Runs Oct 09, 2020Jan 10, 2021

It’s been twenty years since he last saw her face, his son, his city. Now, at last, this soldier is coming home. Along the way, he’ll defy the …

Villette
New Work
Runs Feb 05Apr 25, 2021

You’ve never met a heroine like Lucy Snow. Suddenly bereft of family, friends, and funds, young Lucy catapults into a new country armed only with determination, a fiercely …

Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon
Musical, New Work
Runs May 28Aug 08, 2021

Hooray! Lucy and Charlie just got hitched…and they’re embracing the worst of the American dream. They do what they want. Take what they want. They’re First Generation Asian …

821 N Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60611
312.337.0665
Founded in 1988, Lookingglass Theatre Company is home to a multi-disciplined ensemble of artists who create story-centered theatrical experiences that is physical, aurally rich and visually metaphoric. Lookingglass has staged more than 65 world premieres and garnered 143 Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations. Lookingglass’ productions have toured to more than a dozen cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville, Atlanta and Washington D.C.
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