CHICAGO – Lookingglass Theatre Company will offer daily drama workshop programs, based on its renowned Arts Quest and Summergglass Camps, during the course of the upcoming CPS strike (scheduled to start Tuesday October 11). Camps are open to CPS students in grades K-5 and will include physical theatre workshops (which may include juggling, tumbling, stage combat, etc.), as well as storytelling and drama workshops. Daily camp sessions will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and take place at Lookingglass Theatre, located at 163 E Pearson Ave. For more information or to register for camp, please visit http://lookingglasstheatre.org/event_page/strikecamp/ or call 773-477-9257 x193.
Drama workshops will cost $65 per day; enrollment is limited and registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, though parents may sign up students for multiple days at a time. Since the duration of a possible strike would be unpredictable, all payment will occur on a day-to-day basis. Financial assistance may be available to program participants. More information about financial aid is available by calling the Lookingglass offices at 773.477.9257 x193.
About Lookingglass Theatre Company
Inventive. Collaborative. Transformative. Lookingglass Theatre Company, recipient of the 2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award, was founded in 1988 by eight Northwestern University students. Now in its 29th season, Lookingglass is home to a multi-disciplined ensemble of artists who create story-centered theatrical work that is physical, aurally rich and visually metaphoric. The Company has staged 65 world premieres and received 112 Joseph Jefferson awards and nominations. Work premiered at Lookingglass has been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Philadelphia, Princeton, Hartford, Kansas City, Washington D.C., and St. Louis. Lookingglass original scripts have been produced across the United States.
The Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago’s landmark Water Tower Water Works opened in June 2003. In addition to developing and presenting ensemble work, Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence with thousands of community members each year.
Lookingglass Theatre Company continues to expand its artistic, financial and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Artistic Director Heidi Stillman, Executive Director Rachel Kraft, Producing Director Philip R. Smith, Connectivity and Engagement Director Andrew White, General Manager Michele Anderson, a 24-member artistic ensemble, 15 artistic associates, 11 production affiliates, an administrative staff and a dedicated board of directors led by Chairman John McGowan of CTC| myCFO (a part of BMO Financial Group) and President Nancy Timmers, civic leader and philanthropist. For more information, visit lookingglasstheatre.org.