Founded in 1988 by graduates of Northwestern University, Lookingglass Theatre Company is a nationwide leader in the creation and presentation of new, cutting-edge theatrical works and in sharing its ensemble-based theatrical techniques with Chicago-area students and teachers through Education and Community Programs. Guided by an artistic vision centered on the core values of collaboration, transformation, and invention, Lookingglass seeks to capture audiences’ imaginations leaving them changed, charged and empowered.
Recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Lookingglass has built a national reputation for artistic excellence and ensemble-based theatrical innovation. Notable world premieres include Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning METAMORPHOSES, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, and THE ODYSSEY, David Schwimmer’s adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s THE JUNGLE and Studs Terkel’s RACE: HOW BLACKS AND WHITES THINK AND FEEL ABOUT THE AMERICAN OBSESSION, and David Catlin’s circus tribute to Lewis Carroll, LOOKINGGLASS ALICE. Lookingglass’ work has been produced in more than a dozen US cities.