A one-of-a-kind experience brought to you by a one-in-a-million theatre company…and you don’t even have to be there in person! It’s the 2021 gglassquerade unGALA, a virtual event in support of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company. Stay home, stay safe, stay cozy, and all the while, sustain America’s most innovative ensemble-based theatre.
We’ll bring the ritz right into your residence as Ensemble (not) hosts Anthony Fleming III and David Schwimmer tour you through an evening of our former majesties and future feats of imagination. Featuring (dis)appearances by Lookingglass Ensemble Members Kareem Bandealy, J. Nicole Brooks, Kasey Foster, and Heidi Stillman, and along with (no) surprise celebrity visits (by no means the unparalleled Stephen Colbert), the unGALA promises to make presence out of absence the way only Lookingglass can. Won’t you join us (by keeping in place)?
Free to access, donations encouraged.
Turn up at the (virtual) Lookingglass house, flash your pass at the front, and enter…The Secret Passage. TSP is a digital series that reveals a corridor of hidden doors. And behind each door lives an exclusive peek into our process. From mind-expanding artist conversations to first-ever play workshops to archival audio recordings of our former glories to discounts on public Lookingglass events, the perks of the pass will cast you as a true “insider” and a key player in preserving our future.
You love us. We know it. We love you. Let’s show it. And to that end: the Lookingglass Online Shop is now live! Featuring one-of-a-kind Lookingglass Signature branded t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more. Treat yourself, or spread the story of our special love to friends, family, neighbors – to all our people. Explore the offerings and support Lookingglass today!
Diverse. Vibrant. Teeming with stories. This is Chicago. Okay?
Lookingglass Theatre has called Big Shoulders home for over three decades. And as life is a process of perpetual self-discovery, we’re making this moment in the company’s life to find out who we are now. The Chicago Stories initiative will feature COVID-considerate events/expressions that plumb the depth of Chicago’s history and people, while inventing new Chicago traditions to carry us forward…together.
You are the key to sustaining our Company.
The arts are critical at a time like this, and will be even more so when we emerge from this crisis. As a non-profit theatre, Lookingglass relies on your donations –now more than ever– to support our staff and artists, prepare for future seasons, and serve virtual audiences, students, teachers, and the entire community.
We’re still committed to doing our part. But we cannot do it alone.
We’ll be releasing some digital delights via email and social media which we hope will keep Lookingglass close to your heart, until we can gather again in our story castle. Join us as we journey down the digital rabbit hole together…
We at Lookingglass believe that Black Lives Matter and stand with Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities exploited by hatred, police brutality, and injustice.
We believe that our work and our lives are infinitely more complex, rewarding, illuminating, and nearer to truth when we have a wider variety of human experiences in our room, at our table, and on our stage.
We commit ourselves to the following Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion guidelines, which have been developed by a task force of representatives from our Board, Associates Board, Staff and Ensemble.