Looking In: 40 years of stuLooking_In_Cover_Imagedent-generated theatre
in the Greater Hartford area

Book Launch with director Jonathan Gillman

Thursday, December 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Snow Date: Saturday, December 29, 2-4pm

Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford

Join Jonathan Gillman and Looking In Theatre alum in remembering and celebrating 40 years of impactful student-generated theatre in the Greater Hartford area. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Jonathan Gillman is the director of the Looking In Theatre, which has now been in existence for more than forty years. Gillman works with teenage actors from the Greater Hartford area to create and present short dramatic scenes about difficult issues students face. Most performances take place in schools during the school day to get student audiences to reflect on how students really feel, respond, and think through different challenging situations. The book Looking In is a reflection that bears witness to the students – the difficulties they’ve gone through, as well as their hard work, courage, honesty, vulnerability and how actors can tap into their power to look fearlessly at their own lives, to change them, and to share with others, inspiring students in every audience to make better decisions and to change their own lives.