Adult Classes

ADULT CLASSES

Remember school? Primary? Middle? High? Yeah, this is nothing like that. Education isn’t a conveyer belt; it’s the child of curiosity. And curiosity isn’t exclusive to children (or cats). So come on, you grown-up, you! Find out more about who you/we really are by engaging with the Lookingglass in a series of courses designed for adults, and led by some of the most accomplished, inspiring artists our city has to offer.

Please note: Fall classes will be held online through Zoom. We are currently transitioning to a new registration system, so please sign up at the link below to save your spot. We will be in touch the week of September 21 with the registration link for you to complete the registration process, including payment. If you have any questions, please email Mara at mcaesar@lookingglasstheatre.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Classes begin October 5- Register today!

PUPPETRY IN PRACTICE

Let’s put puppetry into practice! Practice technique. Practice style application, Practice building. And practice some dang puppet shows together!

Multi-talented performer and brilliant puppeteer Kasey Foster (Ensemble Member too!) leads the Practice.

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 21
    Days: Mondays 7-8PM

  • Tuition

    $70

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

DANCE MAGIC, DANCE!

Be it Bowie, Bee Gees, Prince, or Earth, Wind & Fire, the sweat shall flow.

Mover, shaker, and Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster will make certain that sheen looks good on you for the next time the post-pandemic parquet’s laid down at a wedding…or a quinceañera…or when you chaperone prom…or you’re cooking (yes, we know you do this…though not always on parquet)!

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
    Days: Tuesdays 7-8PM

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

1, 2, 3, PAINTING!

Build a watercolor painting! 1. Start with a concept and image research. 2. Compose through sketching and lay down lines. 3. Water! Color! Ta-da!

It’s 1, 2, 3, Painting with multi-disciplinary artist and Lookingglass secret weapon Sully Ratke!

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15
    Days: Sundays 11AM-1PM

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Artistic Associate Sully Ratke

THE WRITER'S WORKOUT

Authors of all levels and disciplines! Move it or lose it! Stretch that creative freedom! Pump them writing muscles! Who needs Richard Simmons? Playwright, actor, 2011 3Arts Awardee, and Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy (a Cancerian) will bestow unto y’all a thought of the day, guide you through writing prompts to get that stream (of conscious) flowing, and foster a group write where folx work on their own projects. There will be space for questions, sharing, and there will be homework.

New and returning students welcome.

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 24 +31, November 7 + 14
    Days: Saturdays 12-1:15PM

  • Tuition

    $85

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member and Artistic Producer New Work Kareem Bandealy

TURNING THE TABLES: AUDITION WORKSHOP

“Can I use this chair?” Has the answer ever been “no?” Skip the ask and seize the room! According to longtime actor, savvy producer, and Lookingglass Casting Director (for 20+ years), Phil Smith, “Auditions are for actors; not acting.” Circle up, then, and let’s examine that and how it applies to each part of your audition experience. Every session will start with PSmith’s perspective, proceed to monologue/scene coaching, and wind up with team conversations. This “Zroom” promises to be inspired, engaged, useful, and supportive, and by the time we wrap and tie off the bow, you’ll have a sure sense of how to leave any audition room happy. So use the chair, or let it sit. The choice (and the power) is yours!

This class will cover the same material as the workshop in August.

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 5, 7, 9
    Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-12PM

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member and Lookingglass Casting Director Philip R. Smith

WARM UP THE COLD READ: AUDITION WORKSHOP 2, THE CALL BACK

Congrats on your callback! Quick, call it back to Lookingglass Casting Director Phil Smith for equipment to make the most out of this experience. A callback means you are in the game and this huddle will include all the Xs and Os you’ll need to play it well. Rich discussion is guaranteed on topics including how to work well with others, how to warm up a cold read, how to stand out in the best way, and how to find joy in the heat of the moment.  We’ll fastbreak into breakout rooms and scene work with others.

You don’t have to have taken the first workshop to take this one.

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: November 16, 18, 20
    Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-9PM

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member and Lookingglass Casting Director Philip R. Smith

PLAYING WITH PLAYS WITH MUSIC

Whether a full-blown musical or a richly-scored pantomime; whether a fresh new play or an adaptation; whether the seed of an idea or a few excerpts from a full score and libretto; whether working alone or keeping company…these sessions will help you take your piece to the next level. Composer and sound designer Andre Pluess, and playwright and director Andrew White (creators of Lookingglass’s Eastland: A New Musical) invite you to a playdate with plays with music. Push play; let’s go!
  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 19 + 20, November 9 + 16
    Days: Mondays 7:30-9PM

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Members Andre Pluess and Andy White

MAKEUP A CHARACTER

Who’s that in the mirror there? Same “who” you always see…right?

Well, Lookingglass artist Sully Ratke sees a universe of secret characters yearning for release. Discover your own, and you’ll tweak your features into new faces, break your nose and bust a lip in the name of drama, and join the undead with some Tricks and Treats. But feel no fear. We’ll make it up as we go along!

  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7 +14
    Days: Saturdays 10AM-12PM

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member and Lookingglass Casting Director Philip R. Smith

ALICE IN ZOOMLAND

OK! The quick version. I saw a rabbit. I chased it. I fell down a hole into Zoomland where nationally renowned auteur and Lookingglass Ensemble Member David Catlin showed me how to tell my own story about cats, teacups, hats, and (yaaas!) Queens using collaborative creation and ensemble aesthetics. Then, I woke up where I first fell, with new and lasting power. **** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! – Head Critic, Alice/Alix/Alejandra/Ali
  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18
    Days: Wednesdays 7-9PM

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member David Catlin

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