February 13, 2013
City Clerk Mendoza and Mayor Emanuel Pay Tribute to Lookingglass Theatre for Its Long-Standing Partnership with City
CHICAGO, IL (February 13, 2013) – Lookingglass Theatre, a 2011 Tony award-winning theatre, was honored today at City Council by City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The storied theatre is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season and 10 year partnership with the City of Chicago.
“The Lookingglass Theatre’s productions are some of the best in Chicago and the nation. They have a unique artistic direction, particularly with its Chicago productions highlighting the city’s history,” said Clerk Mendoza. “We are lucky to live in a city that has such a vibrant theatre scene, with Lookingglass as a cornerstone of that for the past 25 years.”
“I am proud to celebrate the art and work of Lookingglass Theatre Company with City Clerk Mendoza in this joint resolution,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Lookingglass stands as an incredible example of the cultural experience that helps make Chicago a world class city for all residents and visitors. For over 25 seasons, the creative ensemble has redefined the theatrical arts while inspiring and engaging audiences of all ages.
Lookingglass Theatre’s partnership with the City dates back to 2001 when the Theatre moved into the historic Water Tower Water Works on Michigan Avenue, its home ever since. In 2011, Lookingglass won the national Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. To date, it has staged 58 world premier plays, including The Great Fire and Eastland, shows featuring the history of Chicago.
The Theatre’s education and community programs include in-school artist residencies at Chicago-area schools and social service agencies, studio classes, summer camps and a scholarship program which directly serves 3,000 Chicago students and teachers each year.
Each year, more than 40,000 people take in Lookingglass Theatre productions, with thousands more participating in community programs and panels.
About City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza
Susana Mendoza was elected Chicago City Clerk in 2011 and is the first woman ever elected to the office. City Clerk Mendoza’s office is responsible for maintaining official City government records, including about 1,000 pieces of legislation at each City Council meeting, distributing approximately 1.3 million vehicle stickers and residential parking permits, issuing City business licenses and licensing all dogs in the City of Chicago. City Clerk Mendoza is committed to improving the City Clerk’s office by making it the most technologically savvy, user-friendly and efficient City Clerk’s office in the country. For more information about the Office, visit www.facebook.com/chicityclerk, www.twitter.com/chicityclerk and www.youtube.com/chicityclerk.