Summer Classes

SUMMER CLASSES (GRADES K-12)

School’s out! The sky’s ablaze! A season for discovering ways Lookingglass plays. Typically, called “Summer,” we think of it as “Now.”

“Now” is the season to engage your child (Grades K-12) in something special, memorable. “Now” is the season to encourage them to use their whole bodies and whole hearts to find themselves in new light. “Now” is the season to take total advantage of a homegrown, Tony-Award winning institution, staffed with groundbreaking artists, educators, and craftspersons, in order to help develop your child’s empathy, resilience, creativity, social skills, physical dexterity, and countless intangibles that will set them on-course for a fuller and more purposeful life. But above all, at the end of the day, “Now” is the season for FUN AND PLAY!

Explore the dazzling variety of our online offerings including: Let’s Make a Radio Play, Physical Theatre, Storytelling, Dance, Writing a Musical Scene, and many more. Our virtual storycastle promises to be abuzz with joy and ingenuity this summer! So, please read the detailed descriptions below to help your child choose how they will make their very own “Now”…

Please note: Summer classes will be held online through Zoom.

Classes begin August 3- Register today!

PLAY AND EMOTION (GRADES K-2)

Happy, sad, afraid, disgusted, angry, surprised, jealous, proud, curious, silly, bored…or something else. If you feel this way sometimes, you’re probably a person. And if you’re a little person, you’re gonna wanna play about it. So, come on! Show it in your face. Feel it in your body. Let’s give/take focus, be mirrors to one another, and find out what feeling’s all about. Then, we’ll put it in a video so we can remember and share with our families. Deal?

  • Ages

    Grades K–2

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 4:30-5:00PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Edmund O’Brien

WRITING A MUSICAL SCENE (GRADES 3-5)

Calling all playwrights! Let’s create awesome characters for ourselves to play, and get to dream up brand new songs, scenes, and skits to act out with our friends! Alisa Rosenthal leads us in fun, high-energy physical and vocal warm-ups, shares techniques inspired by famous musicals and plays to write musical scenes, and helps everyone collaborate to create incredible new works of art to share in our live virtual showcase on the last day of class! No previous classes or musical ability required – this will review and build on Composing Character Song. Work!

  • Ages

    Grades 3-5

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 2-3PM 
    August 4-August 27 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

DANCE 1 (GRADES 3-5)

Let’s start on pointe with a pirouette and hustle on up to a disco groove with Lookingglass Ensemble Member and Dance Queen Kasey Foster. We’ll mix styles and steps to make new moves and cut it all together in a music video featuring just us “we.”

  • Ages

    Grades 3-5

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 2-3PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

DANCE 2 (GRADES 3-5)

Dance 2= Dance 1+ More fun(k)!

  • Ages

    Grades 3-5

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 3:30-4PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

PHYSICAL THEATRE (GRADES 3-5)

Our bodies speak without words. They often know our feelings before our mouths can make them heard. Gesture is the first form of expression. So, with the guidance of Lookingglass Teaching Artist Micah Figueroa, let’s draw from a rich history of physical theatre techniques — mime, clown, puppetry, and slapstick comedy, to name a few — and create original sketches that will keep the whole family laughing! Fun will happen. If you took this class last session and loved it, we will be changing things up so you can take it again!

  • Ages

    Grades 3-5

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 1-2PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

STORYTELLING (GRADES 3-5)

How was school today? The answer is…a story. Simple as that. Theatre is when you get into telling it. You sing, you dance, you explore your imagination.  Before you know what’s happening, you’re transforming your body, voice and face into different characters. And when you do it all with friends, it gets even better! So why don’t we do that this summer? Let’s act out a story every week!

  • Ages

    Grades 3–5

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 9:30-10:30AM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

LET'S MAKE A RADIO PLAY! (GRADES 6-8)

ANNOUNCER: “And now, Children, from somewhere in time, and broadcasting through the atmosphere to the tiny timpani in your teeny ears, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents, ‘Let’s. Make. A Raaaadioooo Plaaay!’” That’s right, Campers! Drop your screens and gather your wits. It’s time to send stories through space with sound. Bring your voices (more than one, if you can), use objects around you (for effects), and imagine your favorite tales together as we create our own entirely original, world premiere radio drama!
  • Ages

    Grades 6-8

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

PHYSICAL THEATRE (GRADES 6-8)

Our bodies speak without words. They often know our feelings before our mouths can make them heard. Gesture is the first form of expression. So, with the guidance of Lookingglass Teaching Artist Micah Figueroa, let’s draw from a rich history of physical theatre techniques — mime, clown, puppetry, and slapstick comedy, to name a few — and create original sketches that will keep our whole family laughing! Fun will happen. If you took this class last session and loved it, we will be changing things up so you can take it again!

  • Ages

    Grades 6-8

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 1-2PM
    August 4- August 27 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

TOGETHERNESS (ENSEMBLE) (GRADES 6-8)

Togetherness (Ensemble) in a Time of Separation: a class focused on building ensemble while distant, and on creating an original work based on student reflections and writing about this time in our lives. We will partake in ensemble exercises, play fun storytelling and improv games, and work on building trust — a key component in forming a unified ensemble. And because an ensemble functions best as a whole when its component parts are well cultivated, we will also work on autobiographical writing that we’ll present in our final (virtual) performance.

  • Ages

    Grades 6-8

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 11AM-12PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

CHARACTER STUDY (GRADES 9-12)

Discover new and creative tools to craft original characters based on your own experience in the world. Master Actor Lawrence Grimm invites you to exercise and investigate archetype, character objective, secrets, and social status, narrative and history as a gateway to claiming ownership of the creative process. You’ll synthesize tools week-to-week culminating in the presentation of a character-driven monologue, which will bear your unique stamp. If you took this class last session and loved it, we will be changing things up so you can take it again!

  • Ages

    Grades 9-12

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 2-3PM
    August 4- August 27 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

DEVISING (GRADES 9-12)

Stories surround us. So many are worth telling. Through games, activities, and examining our favorite moments in film and theatre, we will find which ones move us most and create pieces based on them. We’ll become author/adaptors together — harvesting tales and repurposing them, through our personal points of view, into something entirely new.  Then, like taggers on trains, we’ll make a video to prove we were here and that this was our work…

  • Ages

    Grades 9-12

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 10-11AM
    August 4- August 27 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Jeremy Ohringer

MOCKUMENTARY (GRADES 9-12)

“Tragedy is a close up; comedy, a long shot,” said one Buster Keaton once. K then, busters, Zoom in so we can zoom out and make this mockumentary! Come in with all those closeups and one Lauren Katz (one wicked funny one) will show you how to grab the uber view (through writing, directing, research acting, and filmmaking technique) to make mirth out of (y)our current moment(s). And when we’re done, relive the revel with your own Zoom recording!
  • Ages

    Grades 9-12

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 2-3PM
    August 3- August 26 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

My daughter loves Lookingglass 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!”

-Parent

I have seen strides in my child's confidence and we will definitely return to camp next year.``

-Parent

The staff and teachers are invested in skills that you can’t learn anywhere else.”

-Parent

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 Physical Theatre, Circus Strength, Improv, Yoga, and more at home through archived videos.

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