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.
Allstate Insurance Company; Anonymous; Deborah Bain; William Barroso; Evan Billimack; Bloomingdale’s; Tracy Boemmel; Christine Casey; Rana Choi; The Crown Family; Kimberly Dale; Catherine and Patrick Dowd; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Erika Grados; John Haas; The Hearst Foundations; Kathryn and Phil Hundley; Joel Keller; Rick Kogan; Robert Krebs; Kathy Lewis; Kristie Marshiano; Christine Melendes; Cristina and Rob Michaels; Claire Miller; The Milne Family Foundation; Eileen Murphy; Northern Trust; Polk Bros. Foundation; Viktoria and Alex Reznik; Dr. Scholl Foundation; Ellen Shannon; Siragusa Family Foundation; Scott Timmerman; United Airlines; A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Bank of America, N.A, Co-Trustee; Cory Wise and Olga Pasternak-Wise