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The Infinite Room

16 EpisodesProduced by Lookingglass Theatre CompanyWebsite

Welcome to The Infinite Room. Each episode, Lookingglass artists will ask ourselves and others Big Questions—about art and theatre and the planet we live on; we’ll engage in frank conversation—sometimes serious, sometimes decidedly not—about the stories we tell, why and how we tell them, and how the… read more

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier's Secrets

December 14th, 2020


In its rave review of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, the Chicago Tribune says “It’s transformational, truly. Barely more than an hour long and does not …

Her Honor Jane Byrne Revisited: An Introduction to the Radio Play

November 27th, 2020


Her Honor Jane Byrne Revisited: An Introduction to the Radio Play

Live performances of Her Honor Jane Byrne were cut short by COVID-19, but the play now comes to vibrant life as a radio play on WBEZ.  Hear all about the …

Pequeños Milagros en La Villita (Spanish)

November 23rd, 2020


Pequeños Milagros en La Villita

Las artes nos ayudan a conectarnos unos con otros, y durante el COVID-19, el parentesco y el bálsamo que el arte ofrece son aún más cruciales. Pero, ¿cómo se lleva el arte a la gente …

Little Miracles in Little Village (English)

November 23rd, 2020


The arts help us connect with one another, and during COVID-19 the kinship and balm the arts provide is even more crucial.  But how do you bring art to people during a pandemic? LaBROCHA has figured it out, providing …

One City, Different Lives: Memory, Aging, and the Restorative Power of Art in Chicago’s Black Community

September 18th, 2020


The isolation and loneliness we all feel due to COVID-19 is real, but it's even more dire for our seniors, especially those in under-invested …

Back From The Depths: Bringing a Lost Tragedy To Music, Light and Life

August 14th, 2020


When 844 people died in the Chicago River in the Eastland disaster, the event devastated Chicago and shook the nation. Lookingglass’ 2012 production of Eastland resurrected the ghosts and events of that day in a …

Remembering 1919/Confronting 2020: Race Riots, Public Art, & Chicago Then and Now

July 24th, 2020


In cities across the country, Americans are fiercely arguing about which statues should stay up or come down. Meanwhile, the bloody Chicago Race …

The Connecting Point: Art on Sedgwick, Building Bridges, Creating Community

July 17th, 2020


Chicago is no stranger to the anger currently roiling the nation’s streets, or the systemic inequities that underlie that anger. With so much tortured history, and a present that feels no simpler, how do we create a …

Theatre As A Change Agent, Pt. III: Curiosity, Resilience, and The Creative Spark in Each of Us

May 29th, 2020


Lookingglass’ Department of Curiosity brings theater as a tool for change to inquisitive minds and burning hearts of all ages in classrooms and …

Puppetry in Motion

May 21st, 2020


A baby strides determinedly across stage, the actors moving it in plain sight.

The tentacles of a giant squid grab a sailor, its huge eye gazing …

Theatre as A Change Agent Pt. II: Breaking Down the Walls

May 14th, 2020


In Episode 5, Lookingglass Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Director/Playwright Alexander Zeldin talked about how experiences in the theatre can …

Theatre as A Change Agent: a Conversation with David Schwimmer and Alexander Zeldin

May 7th, 2020


Plays that grapple with the issues of our times – race, class, gender, civil and human rights, etc. – have been a rich strand of Lookingglass’ history. Productions of The Jungle, Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and …

The Theatre of Spectacle: Lookingglass Designers Take The Stage

May 1st, 2020


Design is a part of the theatre experience anywhere, but at Lookingglass designers create a fully immersive, sensory event. Lookingglass is one of …

Gimme Shelter: Lookingglass Theatre and The Chicago Help Initiative

April 24th, 2020


Mr. Rogers told us when things are hard to “look for the helpers.”  The Chicago Help Initiative has been bringing people experiencing hunger and …

Epic Adventures on Small Stages: David Catlin, Mary Zimmerman, and Why The World's Great Stories Are More Relevant Than Ever

April 17th, 2020


Great stories from around the globe and across millennia have found their way to the Lookingglass stage, comprising almost half of the company's world-premieres.  Hear Ensemble Members David Catlin and Mary Zimmerman …

Her Honor Jane Byrne and the Past, Present and Future of Public Housing

April 10th, 2020


A playwright, an activist, and a non-profit leader walk into The Infinite Room and talk about the intersection of art and politics, and the way …

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