Looking in Theater

Looking In Theater: Program of the Greater Hartford Academy of Arts Full Day and the Capital Region Education Council

Looking In Theater is atheater ensemble comprised of teenagers from the Greater Hartford area who explore socially relevant issues and create original theater highlighting these issues. For over forty years, Looking In Theater has worked to create safe spaces for dialogue between performers and audiences and has performed for over half a million people throughout Connecticut and at various conferences around the country. Topics have included: use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, sexual orientation, depression, self-harm and suicide, bullying, diversity, prejudice and stereotypes, gender, eating disorders and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. A typical presentation involves a series of short dramatic scenes followed by a discussion in which the actors answer audience questions as their characters.
DMissyirector: Missy Burmeister 

Missy is honored and thrilled to be assuming the role as Director of Looking 
In Theater by following the work and tradition of longtime former director Jonathan Gillman. Although new to this position, Missy has been directing and teaching for the CREC Arts Academies for twelve years and will continue to work with CREC in these capacities. 
Since joining the Academy family, Missy has been given the opportunity to share her passion for directing and creating original theater with her students. Academy directing credits include: RhinocerosTartuffeAnna In the TropicsLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, No Exit (Academy Half Day) The Laramie ProjectAll in the Timing (Academy Full Day) original works: KineticImpressions (2015 National Artist Teacher Fellowship project), YOUterus. Missy received her BFA in Theatre and Television from Texas Christian University and her MA in Directing from Texas State University.


Due to the pandemic, Looking In Theater is currently in the
 process of training new actors and will be ready to resume touring in the Fall of 2022 

We will begin accepting bookings in March of 2022!

For questions and inquiries please contact: 

Missy Burmeister 

Director of Looking In Theater



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