Lookingglass Theatre Company


Compelling narratives interwoven with elements of dance-theater, circus arts, and live music combine to create the powerful storytelling and heart-stopping imagery that is the hallmark of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Lookingglass has built a national reputation for artistic excellence and innovation, and its productions have toured to Seattle, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and New York.

Artistic Statement: 

For the past fourteen years, Lookingglass has developed its Department of Education & Community programs to foster child and young adult involvement in the arts, both in the classroom and in the theater. Our yearly programs reach more than 11,000 of Chicago’s children, youth, teachers, people with disabilities, and underprivileged populations. The Lookingglass Ensemble is uniquely suited to the task of bringing theater off the stage and into people's lives through its arts education programs. Our belief in the teaching power of theater, our collaborative and ensemble driven process, our physical, visual, and lyrical style, and our experiences in the classroom all contribute to the success of our education programs.

Residency Type: 
Performance Company