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Lookingglass Theatre Company's Department Of Curiosity Announces 2019 Lineup Of Camps, Calsses And Performances

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Lookingglass Theatre Company's Department of Curiosity announces its 2019 lineup of camps, activities and panels. Registration for Lookingglass educational camps begins on January 16, 2019. For the most up-to-date information, visit lookingglasstheatre.org/curiosity.

Curiosity is a driving impulse behind Lookingglass' work on stage and in the community. Guided by the Company's mission to make theatre "exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all," Lookingglass education and community engagement programs cultivate creativity, expand access, and transform classrooms and communities across the City.

Classes

Classes at Lookingglass focus on teaching students how to use Lookingglass' process-based approach, with an eye to Lookingglass core values of invention, transformation, and collaboration. The winter class session runs January 12 - March 16, 2019. The spring class session runs April 6 - June 8, 2019. Complete information on all classes can be found at lookingglasstheatre.org/curiosity/classes/.

Cheshire Kids

Grade Level: Pre-K (Age 3+)

Program Length: 10 Weeks (Once a week)

Days Offered: Saturdays, 10AM-10:45AM

This class for preschoolers brings out the actor in every child! Kids get a chance to learn the basics of drama as Lookingglass' teachers help them transform into their favorite characters with a new adventure every week.Weekly class includes warm-ups, theatre games and exercises focused on team-building and imaginative play, and an exploration of a story. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to watch the "informance" (informal performance) including the students' favorite games as well as a sharing of their favorite story! Tuition: $150

Location: Fourth Presbyterian Gratz Center at 126 E Chestnut

Tale Chasers

Grade Level: Grades Kindergarten - 2

Program Length: 10 Weeks (Once a week)

Days Offered: Saturdays, 10AM-11AM

From myths to legends to fables, students in grades K - 2 adapt stories into original tales, developing new characters and acting out their original creations! This class is perfect for kids who love to tell stories in their own unique way. Tale Chasers class includes warm-ups, theatre games and exercises focused on developing character and story structure, and an in-depth exploration of specific stories. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to watch the "informance" (informal performance) including the students' favorite games as well as a sharing of their favorite story! Tuition: $170

Location: Fourth Presbyterian Gratz Center at 126 E Chestnut

Glass Chapters

Grade Level: Grades 3 - 4

Program Length: 10 weeks (Once a week)

Days Offered: Saturdays, 11AM-12PM

Dive deeper into chapter books in this class, by creating your own original version of a familiar story! Each week, students will use Lookingglass techniques as they explore different chapters or episodes from the session's story. Weekly class includes warm-ups as well as theatre games and exercises which focus on character development and story structure. Students also write, improvise, create, and rehearse their original scripts. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to watch the "informance" (informal performance) featuring the students' original work! Tuition: $170

Location: Fourth Presbyterian Gratz Center at 126 E Chestnut

Spinningglass

Grade Level: Grades 5 - 8

Program Length: 10 weeks (Once a week)

Days Offered: Saturdays, 11:15AM-12:30PM

Members of the Spinningglass ensemble work collaboratively on Lookingglass scripts as they explore ensemble theatre techniques and create an original play. Each session, students will either adapt a Lookingglass script or create an original play based on their ideas. Weekly class includes warm-ups and skill-based theatre games and exercises, and often includes exploring Lookingglass' multi-disciplinary approach (e.g., physical theatre, visual art). Students will also write, improvise, create, and rehearse their original scripts. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to watch the "informance" (informal performance) featuring the students' original work! Tuition: $200

Location: Fourth Presbyterian Gratz Center at 126 E Chestnut

Camp Sessions

Complete information on all camp offerings can be found at https://lookingglasstheatre.org/curiosity/camps/. Returning campers, season subscribers, and families registering multiple campers are eligible for special pricing.

Springglass Camp

Ages: Grades K-4

Dates: April 15-19, 2019

Days: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 3PM

Lookingglass brings the fun of Summergglass Camp to a week-long Spring Break Camp! Mornings are spent learning physical theatre skills (e.g., juggling, tumbling, and stage combat) while campers adapt their own versions of past Lookingglass productions during the afternoons. Tuition: $325

Location: Lookingglass Theatre at 821 N Michigan Ave

Summerglass Camp

Ages: Entering Grades 4-8

Dates: 2019 sessions begin 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, & 8/12

Length: 2 Weeks per Session

Days: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 3PM

We keep our Summerglass campers moving as they take daily classes in physical theatre and acting! Mornings are dedicated to learning how to effectively tell stories through the art of physical theatre. Depending on the instructor, physical theatre skills may include tumbling, juggling, shadow puppetry, clowning, circus skills, and more! During afternoon classes, campers learn to use their actor's tools - body, mind and voice- as they create an original adaptation of a Lookingglass play. At the end of each session, campers share their unique performance with friends and family on-stage. Tuition: $675 per Session

Location: Fourth Presbyterian Gratz Center at 126 E Chestnut

Arts Quest Camp

Ages: Entering Grades K-3

Dates: Sessions beginning 7/15, 7/29, & 8/12

Length: 2 Weeks per Session

Days: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 2:45PM

Explore the world around you in our Summer Arts Quest Camp! Campers delve into the theatre arts through daily classes in storytelling, music, and art. We explore Chicago's most exciting cultural institutions during our field trips, and we host a special guest artist each session. When not "out and about" in the city, we use dedicated rehearsal time to create an original piece of theatre to perform on stage at the end of the session. Tuition: $675 per Session

Location: Downtown Location TBA

Summer Camp on the Lake

Ages: Entering Grades 3-8

Dates: July 8 - August 2, 2019

Length: 4 weeks

Days: Monday - Friday, 9:30AM - 3:15PM

Our summer camp in Hyde Park offers campers a traditional four-week arts camp experience. Students study acting, movement, music, and art as they write, rehearse, and perform an original show on the Lookingglass Main Stage. Past camp productions include Viva Mexico, Year of the Dragon, and Bontsha the Silent. Camp also features weekly barbecues, trips to the beach, and an annual talent show! Tuition: $875

Location: Logan Center for the Arts

Lookingglass Lab Intensive

Ages: Entering Grades 9-12

Application Open: Early April

Auditions: Spring, 2019

Program Dates: Summer, 2019

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9AM - 1PM

The Lookingglass Lab Ensemble researches, writes, rehearses, and performs an original play based on a single theme. In addition to strengthening acting and performing skills, apprentices learn dramaturgy and playwriting. Students meet with creative professionals and representatives from the arts departments of local universities to learn about future opportunities in pursuit of creative careers. At the end of the program, the Lookingglass Lab Ensemble will perform their original play on stage at Lookingglass Theatre downtown! Lab is held in partnership with After School Matters. Location: Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave

Young Ensemble Performances

Lookingglass' Young Ensemble, a group of 25 youth in grades 4-12, will perform original pieces devised and directed by Ensemble members Tracy Walsh and Andrew White. The Lookingglass Young Ensemble is an audition-based program designed to develop new work in a process that mirrors the artistic process of the Lookingglass Ensemble, including skill-building, material generation, rehearsal, and performance. For more information about the Lookingglass Young Ensemble, visit lookingglasstheatre.org/curiosity/young-ensemble/.

Schedule

The spring performance schedule for the Lookingglass Young Ensemble is as follows:

12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.: March 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 and April 6, 2019

7:00 p.m.: March 25 and April 1, 2019

Tickets

Regular general admission tickets are $10.

Senior and student tickets are $5.

About the Department of Curiosity

Curiosity is a driving impulse behind Lookingglass' work on stage and in our community. Each year Lookingglass partners with more than 20 community-based organizations and teaches in more than 70 classrooms in 20 schools, including 15 Chicago Public Schools, serving more than 5,600 students, teachers, and community members. Alongside our core values of collaboration, invention, and transformation, curiosity informs our work with schools and community-based organizations as we co-design programs in which all participants are changed, charged, and empowered. Guided by the Company's mission to make theatre "exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all," Lookingglass' Department of Curiosity programs cultivate creativity, expand access, and transform classrooms and communities across the City we call home.

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 31st 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 67 world premieres, received 151 Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations, and work premiered at Lookingglass has been produced all across the United States. In 2016, Lookingglass received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and in 2017, was the recipient of the League of Chicago Theatres' Artistic Achievement Award. The Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago's landmark Water Tower Water Works opened in June 2003.

Lookingglass continues to expand its artistic, financial, and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Artistic Director Heidi Stillman, Executive Director Rachel L. Fink, Producing Director Philip R. Smith, Connectivity and Engagement Director Andrew White, General Manager Michele Anderson, a 24-member artistic ensemble, 23 artistic associates, an administrative staff, and a dedicated board of directors led by Chair Nancy Timmers and President Richard Chapman. For more information, visit lookingglasstheatre.org.


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