Please note: Summer camps will be held online through Zoom, and a remote learning platform.
WONDERGGLASS CAMP (VIRTUAL)
Remember “Wonder?” That pastime of youth? We believe “Wonder” is a child’s work. What does yours wonder? What’s a Wrigley? Are there butterflies in space? Forests in the sea? Spells in stories? Wondergglass Camp is the place to find out! Together, we’ll design a Chicago adventure, explore the deep sea, the expanse of the universe, get lost in a favorite fairy tale, and in the end, create an original theatrical work, through daily Zoom classes in storytelling, music, art, and Lookingglass’ signature physical theatre style. This themed revue, highlighting what we’ve discovered together, will be recorded and made available to families at the end of the session. It’s the perfect summer camp for that little wonder in your life.
Entering Grades K-3
Sessions beginning 7/13: Curious Chicago:Discover what’s cool about Chicago! 7/27: Secret Worlds: Dive into the deep sea and outer space! 8/10: Story Seekers: Escape into your favorite legends, fairy tales, and sci-fi stories!
Picture your favorite Lookingglass production. Now picture getting to live with and through it for two whole weeks. In our 15th year of Summergglass, your camper’s day will be action-packed as they explore the art form through the lens of a Lookingglass Theatre play. Mornings will be spent learning how to tell stories through physical theatre (which may include tumbling, juggling, shadow puppetry, clowning, and circus skills, all designed to be safely taught at home), and of course, dramatic arts (acting, singing, dance). All morning classes will be held through Zoom.
In the afternoon, campers can work on guided off-screen projects to accompany their morning classes, spanning from costume and set design to playwriting to pre-recorded active movement lessons, and live visits from our Lookingglass Ensemble Members who will share their expertise! At the end of the session, we’ll devise and share a themed revue, highlighting what we’ve discovered together, which will be recorded and made available to families.
Entering Grades 4-8
Sessions beginning 6/29:Alice in Wonderland 7/13:Moby Dick 7/27:Metamorphoses 8/10:20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
Collaboration. Adaptation. Invention. Transformation. Lookingglass’ four core values. These values will be the bedrock of a comprehensive virtual arts camp experience that calls upon budding artists to take stock of and action in our present landscape. They will be the guides for your camper’s morning sessions featuring virtualacting, movement, music, and art classes. Our afternoons will continue in exploration of these values through investigating the technical side of theater, creating camper-originated work, and attending workshops (both pre-recorded and live via Zoom) with Lookingglass Ensemble Members who will share their expertise!
Through examining our four core values in this way, we hope to equip your camper with anchors and actions to meet the challenge of exceptional times like the one in which we find ourselves now. At the end of the session, campers and counselors will devise and share a themed revue, highlighting what we’ve discovered, which will be recorded and made available to families!
My daughter loves Lookingglass camp and talks about it all the time, as it is her number one summer activity. We have participated in other theatre camps, but this is the most exciting of any of them!”
I have seen strides in my child's confidence and we will definitely return to camp next year.``
The staff and teachers are invested in skills that you can’t learn anywhere else.”
Interested in getting a glimpse into what online classes will be like? Students Grades K-12 are invited to participate in a free 15-minute workshop in Devised Painting, Circus Strength, Improv, Yoga, and more at home through archived videos.
LOOKINGGLASS LAB INTENSIVE
Students work intensively in the Lookingglass style of play creation as they create a performance based on a single theme. Past themes have included responsibility, race, immigration, and education.