We keep our Summerglass students moving as they take daily classes in physical theatre and acting! Mornings are dedicated to learning how to effectively tell stories through the art of physical theatre. Depending on the instructor, physical theatre skills may include tumbling, juggling, shadow puppetry, clowning, circus skills, and more! During afternoon classes, students develop their actors’ tools–body, mind and voice–as they create an original adaptation of a Lookingglass play. At the end of each session, students share their unique performance with friends and family live on our stage.

  • Ages Incoming Freshmen – Graduated Seniors
  • Tuition $675
  • Dates July 29 – August 9, 2019
  • Length 2 weeks
  • Days Monday – Friday
  • Time 9AM – 3PM
  • Location Fourth Presbyterian Gratz Center at 126 E Chestnut


Alice in Wonderland

July 29-August 9, 2019
Tumble down the rabbit hole and create a world beyond imagination with Summergglass: High School Edition! We’ll explore the themes and story of Lewis Carroll’s acclaimed novel Alice in Wonderland, the same text that inspired the founders of Lookingglass!


Summergglass: High School Edition meets Monday through Friday, from 9AM – 3PM. Our Summergglass staff includes two morning physical theatre teaching artists, one afternoon drama instructor, and one college intern. Over the course of the two week session, the Summergglass students – with the guidance and support of our staff – write, create, and perform an original adaptation of this summer’s story! If you would like to learn more about our daily routine, please see the sample schedule below!

Full Group Rehearsal Day

  • 9AM: Arrive & Individual Warm Up
  • 9:10AM – 9:30AM: Group Warm Up & Ensemble Building
  • 9:30AM – 9:40AM: Break
  • 9:40AM – 10:40AM: Physical Workshop 1
  • 10:40AM – 10:50AM: Break
  • 10:50AM – 11:50AM: Physical Workshop 2
  • 11:50AM – 12:55PM: Lunch
  • 1PM – 2:45PM: Afternoon Drama Class/Rehearsal
  • 2:45PM – 3PM: Cool Down


Multiple Registrations:

Receive 10% off registration for each additional registration

For more camp discount details, please visit our FAQ page.

Summer Program Video Recording

Flash drives containing a digital video file of your student’s performance will be available for purchase at theater on the day of. If you would like to order one after that time, please call 773.477.9257 x193

Financial Aid:

Payment plans are available for this program, for questions or to sign up using a payment plan, please call 773.477.9257 x193.

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