Summer Classes

SUMMER CLASSES (GRADES K-12)

Theatre education is essential now more than ever. As we live through this moment of challenging and vital conversation, while also being in isolation, theatre teaches our youth empathy, collaborationresilience, and provides a creative outlet, and an opportunity to for play. We hope you will join us this summer for some fun opportunities to stretch these social emotional muscles learn some new skills! 

Please note: Summer classes will be held online through Zoom, and a remote learning platform.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – ART AND ACTING! (GRADES K-2)

Save a trip to Blick and use what’s at home. We’re gonna make art based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. So, follow us down the rabbit hole. It’s only a 30-minute drop. And, each time we reach the bottom, we’ll act out a moment from the book. It’s like an art double-feature without losing the day! 
  • Ages

    Grades K–2

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 9:30-10AM 
    June 30-July 9 (4 classes)

  • Tuition

    $70

  • Instructor

DANCE EXERCISE (GRADES K-2)

Children, children! The time has come. Escape your day. Break the routine. Push the couch to the window and the coffee table to the wall (with grownup help)Get on the rug and “cut a rug” with Lookingglass Ensemble Member and Dance Queen Kasey Foster. We’re gonna make some moves together, okay?
  • Ages

    Grades K–2

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 9-9:30AM
    June 29-July 22 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

LET'S MAKE A RADIO PLAY! (GRADES K-2)

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 K–2

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 4-4:30PM
    June 30-July 30 (10 classes) 

  • Tuition

    $150

  • Instructor

    Kevin Wasielewski

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 3-3:30PM
    June 29- July 22 (8 classes) 

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Edmund O’Brien

STORYTELLING (GRADES K-2)

How was school today? The answer is…a story. Simple as that. Theatre is when you really 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 K–2

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 12-12:30PM
    June 29- July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $150

COMPOSING CHARACTER SONG (GRADES 3-5)

Hey, singer-songwriters! We should totally write our own brand-new songs to sing inspired by famous characters in theater and literature…right? Right on! Alisa Rosenthal will lead us all in fun, high-energy physical and vocal warm-ups and games, share techniques for writing from a character’s perspective, and help everyone rehearse for our final live virtual showcase when we share our creations! No musical ability required. Just love singing in the shower!
  • Ages

    Grades 3–5

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 2-3PM
    June 30- July 30 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

COSTUMES AT HOME (GRADES 3-5)

How do clothes make us and the people we see? And how do we show ourselves in our clothing? Let’s frolic and find out! Look around your home, grab the duds and frills that grab youput ‘em on and discover your movings and feelings. Come play an elaborate game of dressup with multi-disciplinary artist/creator and Lookingglass Artistic Associate Sully Ratke!
  • Ages

    Grades 3–5

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 1:30-2PM
    June 30– July 23 (8 classes)

  • Tuition

    $200

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Artistic Associate Sully Ratke

DANCE (GRADES 3-5)

Let’s start on pointe with a pirouette and hustle on up to a disco groove. 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 3-4:00PM
    June 29– July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $150

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

STORYTELLING (GRADES 3-5)

How was school today? The answer is…a story. Simple as that. Theatre is when you really 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
    June 29- July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

PHYSICAL THEATRE (GRADES 3-5)

Our bodies speak without words. They often know our feelings before our mouths can make them heardGesture 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 comedyto 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
    June 29– July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

PUPPETRY (GRADES 3-5)

Don’t take out the trash — keep it! There’s life in your soda can tabs and popsicle sticks. Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster will show you how to see it, build it, and activate it. Call it a puppet. And when it’s all over, call yourself a puppeteer. Please note, if you took this class last session, we will be covering the same material.
  • Ages

    Grades 3–5

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays 3-4PM
    July 2 –23 (4 classes)

  • Tuition

    $100

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Ensemble Member Kasey Foster

ADAPTATION (GRADES 6-8)

Train with a Founding Lookingglass Ensemble member. Be a writer, a director, a performer, and through collaborative exploration, create living adaptations of literary texts. In small rotating groups, we’ll discover different styles in the genre, and explore Lookingglass’ unique method of devising plays like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and Lookingglass Alice. Each week we’ll share a brand new imagining of a classic work in a virtual presentation.
  • Ages

    Grades 6–8

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 2-3PM
    June 29- July 29 (10 classes) 

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Ensemble Member Thomas J. Cox

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
    June 29- July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

    Kevin Wasielewski

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 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 6–8

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 1-2PM
    June 30– July 30 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

PILATES MAT (GRADES 6-8)

Pilates Mat (P) = floor-based exercises which improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and mental awareness.  

Yoga (Y) = stretch and movement with mindfulness around the breath.  

P + Y = Powerhouse You 

All you need is a yoga mat.

  • Ages

    Grades 6–8

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 9-10AM
    June 30- July 20 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

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
    June 29- July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • 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 stampIf 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
    June 30– July 30 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

DESIGN PROCESS (GRADES 9-12)

Long before the first day of rehearsal, a costume designer is already hard at work. Lookingglass Artistic Associate Sully Ratke will tour you through her process as she analyzes text from a design perspective, engages in mood/aesthetic research and world-building, organizes visual ideas, sketches and renders, and fits words with ideas to arrive at a design presentation. To participate, you’ll need PowerPoint (or a comparable platform), and materials for preparing designs. Let’s get it! We’re on a deadline here…
  • Ages

    Grades 9–12

  • Program Length

    Tuesdays + Thursdays 3-4PM
    June 30– July 30 (10 classes) 

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

    Lookingglass Artistic Associate Sully Ratke

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 themWe’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
    June 30– July 30 (10 classes) 

  • Tuition

    $250

  • Instructor

    Jeremy Ohringer

PILATES MAT (GRADES 9-12)

Pilates Mat (P) = floor-based exercises which improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and mental awareness.  

Yoga (Y) = stretch and movement with mindfulness around the breath.  

P + Y = Powerhouse You 

All you need is a yoga mat.

  • Ages

    Grades 9–12

  • Program Length

    Mondays + Wednesdays 9-10AM
    June 29– July 29 (10 classes)

  • Tuition

    $250

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!”

-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 Devised Painting, Circus Strength, Improv, Yoga, and more at home through archived videos.

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