Curiosity is a driving impulse behind Lookingglass’ work on stage and in our community. Guided by the Company’s mission to make theatre “exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all,” Lookingglass’ Curiosity Department cultivates creativity, expands access, and transforms classrooms and communities across the city we call home.
Lookingglass teaching artists bring the Company’s core values of collaboration, invention, and transformation to address each partner’s specific needs and goals, co-designing programs in which all participants are “changed, charged, and empowered.”
Lookingglass has engaged teachers, students, families, and community members since 1990, serving approximately 3,500 students per year. Our current programs include:
Lookingglass’ Community Engagement programs expand access to Lookingglass art and artists and deepen the experience of Lookingglass’ work for our audiences. Lookingglass partners with more than 30 organizations each year, building sustained relationships with communities across the diverse Chicago landscape.
Andrew H. Chun Memorial Scholarship Fund; Anonymous; Claire Miller; Crown Family Philanthropies; Darren and Anne Snyder; Dr. Scholl Foundation; Ingenuity; Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Polk Bros. Foundation; Ralph and Evelyn Davis Family Foundation; Siragusa Family Foundation; STS Foundation