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. Please email Mara at mcaesar@lookingglasstheatre.org if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Classes begin October 10- 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 12, 19, 21, 26
    Time: 7-8PM

  • Tuition

    $70

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

ALICE IN ZOOMLAND

Using Lookingglass Alice as case study, students will learn about Lookingglass methods of collaborative creation and ensemble aesthetics to adapt, develop, and virtually stage original scenes from Lewis Carroll’s Alice Stories—Alice in Wonderland and Through the Lookingglass. Join nationally renowned auteur and Lookingglass Ensemble Member David Catlin in Zoomland!
  • Ages

    18+

  • Program Length

    Dates: October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18, 20*
    Days: Wednesdays 7-9PM
    *The last class will be Nov 20 so as not to run into Thanksgiving

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Member David Catlin

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 + 26, November 9 + 16
    Days: Mondays 7:30-9PM

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Ensemble Members Andre Pluess and Andy White

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 19, 21, 23
    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

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