Members of the Spinningglass ensemble work collaboratively on Lookingglass scripts as they study techniques of ensemble theatre. Students in grades 5 – 8 incorporate Lookingglass core values (invention, transformation and collaboration) into their process of creating an original play. Each session, students will either adapt a Lookingglass script or create an original play based on their ideas. (Exact focus for each session is determined by the ideas of the teaching artists as well as participating students).

Weekly class includes warm-ups and skill-based theatre games and exercises, and often includes exploring Lookingglass’ multi-disciplinary approach (including at times, physical theatre, visual art, etc.). Additionally, 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!

All classes, including the end-of-session informance, take place at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Our 2016/2017 Studio Calendar is here!


Saturday 11:15AM – 12:30PM

Please note: as of Winter 2016, Spinningglass starts at 11:15AM, and runs for 75 minutes. 

Fall 2016: September 17 – November 19, 2016 (Registration Closed)
Winter 2017: January 21 – March 25, 2017 (Registration Closed)
Spring 2017: April 22 – June 10, 2017 (Registration Closed

Discounts and Policies

Multiple Registration Discount:

Receive 20% off each additional registration

Season Subscribers:

Receive 10% off registration

Scholarship and Payment Plans:

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Contact us regarding details for payment plans and scholarships at 773.477.9257 x193.

For further details about Studio Class policies, please click here to go to the FAQ or call us at 773.477.9257 x193.


Program Length 8 weeks (Once a week)

Class Length 75 minutes

Tuition $200

Days Offered Saturdays

Location 126 E Chestnut

Grade Level Grades 5 - 8