THE LUCILLE LORTEL AWARD
Looking Glass Theatre and Founding Artistic Director
Justine Lambert received The Lucille Lortel Award from
The Lucille Lortel Award, established with an endowment given
by Lucille Lortel, carries a $2,500 award to an aspiring woman in
any discipline of theatre who shows great creative promise and
deserves recognition and encouragement for her efforts.
The work of Looking Glass Theatre and Artistic Director
Justine Lambert captured the attention of the Lucille Lortel
Committee of the League, who were unanimous in their vote.
Past recipients of The Lucille Lortel Award include
Melanie Joseph, founder of the Foundry Theatre;
Cara Reichel, founder of Prospect Theatre Company;
and Mandy Hackett, founder of The Underwood Theater.
2008 Best Short Script - The Three Sillies, Aliza Shane
2007 Outstanding Costume Design - Bug Boy Blues, David Withrow
Looking Glass Theatre's production of The Fall received numerous award nominations for the 2005 IT Awards.
Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role - Will Ellis
Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role - Vanessa Daniels
Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role - Beth Glover
Outstanding Original Full-length Script - Kenneth Nowell
Selected as a Recipient of The STAR Initiative from WNYC Radio
Artistic Director Justine Lambert was cited as one of the Top 100
New Yorkers of the Year in 2003 for her work with Looking Glass Theatre.
Beaux Arts Society Award for Best Non-Musical Play
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
Directed by Debra Whitfield, part of an evening of one-acts entitled Lies, Lies, Lies
December 1996/January 1997
OOBR Award for Best Production
The Three Sisters by Anton Chekov
Directed by Justine Lambert
December 1995/January 1996
Best Plays of the Year (Backstage, Irene Backalenick)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Directed by Anne Beaumont
Reviews - Selected Quotes
"Brisk, funny and smart!"
"A date-night show that's practically guaranteed to spark animated conversation!"
"The play is fast moving, often erotically charged and thought provoking."
"It is a novel and daring play that may offend some, but...will allow others to contemplate relationships in a more nuanced and reasonable, non-traditional manner."
"the funniest sex comedy I’ve ever seen" "the love scenes are hot, the acting is all top level" "Try it -- you’ll like it."
Barbara Lee Horn—Performing Arts INSIDER and lively-arts.com
“Mr. Nowell and his superb director, Kate Marks, manage a tone that teeters effectively between the tragic and the hilarious, until by the end, you are left powerfully, and unexpectedly, shaken. The text is wonderfully served by the swift physicality of the direction, video and set design by Maria Cataldo, and strong performances, especially Vanessa Daniels's tour de force as Jill, a role that requires acrobatic and verbal skill, and the emotional rigor of, well, Hamlet. ‘To swallow or not to swallow,’ she declaims, desperate, holding a pill. ‘These pills are sort of like instant modernity. Just add water!’”
-The New York Times
Calamity Jane Battles The Horrible Hoopsnakes
“A colorful set along with old-school sound effects and an emphasis on physical comedy evokes the nostalgia of classic Saturday morning cartoons. Honeybourne hopes the play will appeal to everyone—much like those animated gems. ‘I want the Shrek effect,’ she says. With jokes about both pie and politics, Honeybourne could well have her wish come true.”
- Time Out New York
Three By the Sea
“In a funny entertaining way, the show teaches about fitting in and being nice to the people around you – the simple life lessons that kids could use as well as their grown-up chaperones. Adults may prefer chairs to the pillows, but just like their offspring, they can’t help their reactions – the stories bring out the inner child in everyone no matter their age.”
-The Happiest Medium
Betsy is Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored!
"A briskly paced romp through daydreams."
- The New York Times
"BAAL may have shocked audiences in the early part of the last century, but through clever casting and excellent direction, Looking Glass has managed to give this play new life and new meaning in this century. It should not be missed."