Lookingglass Theatre Company is thrilled to announce 50 Wards: A Civic Mosaic – our ambitious, arts-forward response to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic and the charge of our current cultural climate. The first five (of 50!) short films, conceived by visionaries in the company’s artistic collective is now available to the public to watch for free.
Practiced in “connection,” our artists hit the pavement with cameras, curiosity, and storytelling savvy to explore a series of multi- and mixed media pieces from each of Chi-town’s 50 municipal parcels. All pieces plotted are original works that have been incubated and developed by Ensemble Members Kasey Foster, Kareem Bandealy, Philip R. Smith, J. Nicole Brooks with Latesha Dickerson, and Artistic Associate Matthew C. Yee.
We can’t wait to welcome you back in-person to Lookingglass to experience the vivid, imaginative, boundary-breaking theatre that springs from the hearts and minds of our collective of Chicago artists!
Becoming a gglasspass member brings you in closer relationship with the art. It’s a badge of commitment. And by committing to us, you add value and get value. With gglasspass, you’ll receive tickets to all three productions in the 2021-22 Season: Her Honor Jane Byrne, Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon, and Lookingglass Alice plus direct access to the artistry! Throughout the year, members will have invaluable opportunities to explore our creative process through deep-delving conversations on each play, making your engagement with Theatre fuller, stronger, more meaningful.
Every moment of the creative process is crucial to the final production. And every donation from our community is key to building a thriving arts scene. From inside the storycastle, Lookingglass is looking forward. Forward to telling new stories. Forward to including new audiences. Forward to breaking all conventions of institutional theatre. Starting now. Play a role in shaping a flourishing, arts-driven tomorrow.
Chicago is “The City That Works”—but does it work for everybody? The city’s first woman mayor is about to find out in Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks’ exciting new work, Her Honor Jane Byrne.
Featuring original country-western and folk songs, Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon tracks a young couple as they rev it down quintessentially American highways and across stereotypic borders, fleeing expectation and trawling up trouble along the way.
Lookingglass Alice returns for a circus-infused trip down the rabbit hole and deep into your heart, in a production the Chicago Sun-Times calls “pure, unadulterated magic.”
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!
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.