Reflect Post-Show Panel Discussions
Lookingglass’ REFLECT Series is a curated selection of post-show discussions featuring panelists with a range of viewpoints and expertise on the content and context of each production. These wide-ranging conversations, moderated by artistic staff, offer an opportunity for Lookingglass audiences and guests to engage with the vision and visionaries behind each show, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique Lookingglass process, and hear from artists, academics and authorities with diverse perspectives on the material.
REFLECT post-show panel discussions take place directly following the 2PM matinee at Lookingglass Theatre. The discussions are free and open to the public.
Beyond Caring REFLECT Schedule:
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Division Street: Race, Class and Who’s in Charge
A discussion of the role that immigration, race and class play in keeping communities divided, wages low and workers disunited in the labor force. Panelists include Alma Castro (Chicago Worker’s Collaborative), Analia Rodriguez (Latino Union of Chicago) and Andrew Wells (Chicago Urban League).
SUNDAY, APRIL 16
The State of the Union: Will Collective Bargaining Survive?
Chicago, famously a hub of union organizing, remains one of the biggest open markets for temporary labor in the country. how do unions stay relevant in an age of increasing individualism? Panelists include Patrick Colbert (Chicago Urban League) and Chris Williams (Workers’ Law Office).
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Welcome to The Jungle: Chicago Workers Then and Now
From Upton Sinclair’s early 20th century stockyards to today’s temporary labor market, learn more about Chicago’s history of dependence on immigrant labor. Panelists include Michael Grabell (ProPublica), Tim Bell (Chicago Worker’s Collaborative) and Wanda DeCwikiel-Avila (La Familia Unida).
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
Power Dynamics: Women in Today’s Workforce
What are the obstacles and issues uniquely faced by women in the workplace? How has the role of working women in America evolved? Panelists include Isaura Martinez (Chicago Worker’s Collaborative) and Melissa Josephs (Women Employed).
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 (after the 7:30PM performance)
The Ethics of Investigative Journalism
Alison Cuddy (Chicago Humanities Festival) moderates a discussion with panelists Louise Kiernan (ProPublica Illinois. Editor in Chief), Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) and Natalie Moore (WBEZ reporter, author of The South Side).
SUNDAY, MAY 7
Crossing the Atlantic: Beyond Caring in the U.K. and the U.S.
Join conceiver and director Alexander Zeldin and Chicago partners for a unique conversation about Beyond Caring‘s original production in London and the process of adapting it for Chicago. Panelists include Alexander Zeldin (creator and director, Beyond Caring) and Tim Bell (Chicago Worker’s Collaborative).