Members of the Spinningglass ensemble work collaboratively on Lookingglass scripts as they study techniques of ensemble theatre. Students in grades 5 – 8 incorporate Lookingglass core values (invention, transformation and collaboration) into their process of creating an original play. Each session, students will either adapt a Lookingglass script or create an original play based on their ideas. (Exact focus for each session is determined by the ideas of the teaching artists as well as participating students).

Weekly class includes warm-ups and skill-based theatre games and exercises, and often includes exploring Lookingglass’ multi-disciplinary approach (including at times, physical theatre, visual art, etc.). Additionally, students also write, improvise, create, and rehearse their original scripts. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to watch the “informance” (informal performance) featuring the students’ original work!

All classes, including the end-of-session informance, take place at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

  • Program Length 10 weeks (Once a week)
  • Class Time 11:15AM-12:30PM
  • Days Offered Saturdays
  • Tuition $200
  • Location 126 E Chestnut
  • Grade Level Grades 5 – 8


2018-19 Studio Calendar

Fall 2018: September 15-November 17, 2018 (Registration closed)
Winter 2019: January 12-March 16, 2019 (Registration closed)
Spring 2019: April 6-June 8, 2019 (Registration closed)

*2019-2020 dates to be released this summer!


Multiple Registration Discount:

Receive 10% off each additional registration

Season Subscribers:

Receive 10% off registration

Scholarship and Payment Plans:

Contact us regarding details for payment plans and scholarships at 773.477.9257 x193.

For further details about Studio Class policies, please click here to go to the FAQ or call us at 773.477.9257 x193.

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