OUR MISSION
Looking Glass Theatre is dedicated to Peter Brook's
idea of "Rough Theater," where, he says, "a bucket will
be banged for a battle," the theatre of "the torn sheet pinned
up across the hall, the battered screen to conceal the quick changes." 
Rough Theatre never hides the mechanics of the stage but celebrates them with the audience.

Equally important in our work is exploring a feminine aesthetic.  In concrete terms, this means that we
have a female artist at the core of every project. Aesthetically, we try to insure that women do not allow
their natural instincts to be sublimated by the desire to please the male dominated commercial market.

Our goal is to create a community of artistic freedom: freedom from the pressure to be commercial,
freedom from gender expectations and freedom from judgment.
April 22 - May 16, 2004

The Busybody
By Susanna Centlivre
Directed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

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May 5 - 29, 2005

The Fall
By Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Kate Marks

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March 2 - 26, 2000

Laodamia Queen of Epirus
By Catherine Bernard
Directed by Justine Lambert.

Laodamia was the first full length play by a woman to be produced at the Comedie Francaise (The National Theatre of France).
February 26 - April 5, 1998

Fashion
By Anna Cora Mowatt
Directed by Justine Lambert
The Tempest
Fashion by Anna Cora Mowatt
April 18 - May 13, 2001

The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander with an all female cast

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January 13 - February 6, 2000

What to do About Nothing
By Judy Sheehan
Directed by Bob Gilbo

Based on the story of Much Ado About Nothing and set in the time of McCarthyism,
this comedy finds dramatic parallels between the opressions of
Shakespeare's time and our recent past.
A Mid Stumblethru's Dream
October 7 - 31, 1999

A Mid Stumblethru's Dream
Written & Directed by Justine Lambert

An original play about five actors rehearsing Shakespeare.  The famous fairies from
A Midsummer Nights Dream come, watch and interfere both with their acting and their lives.
AND MANY MORE...
GOING BACK TO JANUARY 1993
November 14 - December 16, 2001

Man with Bags
by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer with an all female cast

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September 4 - October 12, 1997

The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenneth Nowell
August 21 - September 29, 2002

The Bacchae
By Euripides
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

A unique production combing Greek theatre techniques and chorus with the ancient art of Randai a dance, music, drumming art from Sumatra.

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December 19, 1996 - January 12, 1997
Lies, Lies, Lies
by Susan Glaspell, Edna St Vincent Millay and Alice Gerstenberg
Directed by Deborah Whitman, Martha Elliot and Maryann Lombardi

September 19 - October 13, 1996
Cymbeline
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Justine Lambert

August 15 - September 8, 1996
Inside Out
By Judy Sheehan, Judy Klass and Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Marion White, Kenneth Nowell and Martha Elliot

May 23 - June 30, 1996
Gabriel/Gabrielle
By George Sand
Directed by Yelena Demikovski
September 3 - October 11, 1998

Richard III
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Justine Lambert with an all-female cast
November 15 - December 21, 1997

Women in Parliment
By Aristophanes
Directed by Martha Elliot
February 14 - March 16, 2003

Mrs. Warren's Profession
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

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December 1995 - January 14, 1996

The Three Sisters
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Justine Lambert.

** OOBR Award for Best Production **
February 29 - March 17, 1996

Women in Hats
Written & Directed by Judy Sheehan
January 20 - February 25, 2001

Betsy Blue or I Was  9-Year-Old Diva
A family musical
Libretto and lyrics by Judy Sheehan
Music by Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

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September 2 - October 18, 2000

Imagination
By Elizabeth Anne Keiser
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

July 12 - August 18, 1995

A Man's World
By Rachel Crothers
Directed by Lisa Morgan
January 14 - February 7, 1999

The Verge
By Susan Glaspel
Directed by Martha Elliot

November 12 - December 20, 1998

A Carole Christmas
By Judy Sheehan
Directed by Bob Gilbo
October 31 - December 20, 1998

The Rose Slippers
A children's musical by Rosa Soy and Sue Hadjopoulos
Directed by Katrina Markel

Inspired by the poem "Los Zapiticos de Rosa" by Jose Marti.
January 15 - February 20, 2000

Noonie's Masterpiece in Purple
By Lisa Railsback.
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander.
A play about a girl's discovery of the power of art. 

Click Here to read John Biscello's review in Big Apple Parents from February 2000!
January 10 - February 22, 1998

I Hate Spinach
By Judy Sheehan
Directed by Denize Kazan
August 31 - Sptember 24, 1995

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Anne Beaumont
June 5 - June 29, 1997

Irish Tears
By Lady Gregory
Directed by Justine Lambert and Kenneth Nowell
February 27 - April 6, 1997

The Innocent Mistress
by Mary Pix
Directed by Justine Lambert
October 30 - November 30, 2003

Blood Sky
By Yasmine Rana
Directed by Justine Lambert

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November 6 - December 19, 2004

Hans Christian Anderson's
The Snow Queen
Adapted & Directed by Glory Sims Bowen

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February 28 - April 10, 2004

Jack
By Hana Roth Seavey
Directed by Kate Marks

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September 6 - October 19, 2003

Keats in Curlers
By Vynnie Meli
Directed by Shari Johnson

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October 14 - 31, 2004

Ark
Written & Directed by Kate Marks

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March 10 - 20, 2005

Melancholia & Dis-Ease - Two One Act Plays
Melancholia by Leah Mercer, Directed by Amantha May
Communicable Dis-Ease, Written & Directed by Charmian Creagle

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October 13 - November 6, 2005

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
Newly adapted and directed by Glory Sims Bowen

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September 17 - October 18, 2000

Cardboard Moon
An original rock musical by Justine Lambert
Music and Lyrics by Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Justine Lambert
September 24 - November 6, 2005

Not Enough Princesses
A new children's play based on Swedish Fairytales
Adapted & Directed by Shari Johnson

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March 9 - April 2, 2006

Spring's Awakening
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Adapted by Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Charmian Creagle

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October 13 - November 18, 2006

Helix 999
By Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Candace O'Neil Cihocki

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March 1 - 25, 2007

Baal
By Bertolt Brecht
Translation by Eric Bentley
Directed by Charmian Creagle

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March 9 - April 7, 2007

Creatures of the Cabaret
A late-night evening of one-acts
By Various Playwrights
Directed by Shari Johnson

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April 28 - June 3, 2007

Bug Boy Blues
By Lisa Railsback
Directed by Candace O'Neil Cihocki

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May 10 - June 3, 2007

Odyssey
A comedic adaption of Homer's classic
Written & Directed by Kate Marks

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October 6 - November 18, 2007

The Three Sillies
A modern day fairytale
Written and Directed by Aliza Shane

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** New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Short Script **
October 12 - November 17, 2007

Lesbian Bathhouse
An original late-night play
By Helen Eisenbach
Directed by Rose Ginsberg

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February 23 - April 6, 2008

The Buttonhole Bandit: An Intergalactic Musical Fantasy
A new children's musical
Book & Lyrics by Mary Fengar Gail
Music by Michael Silversher
Directed by Emily Plumb

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May 8 - June 1, 2008

Everyman
By Anonymous
Directed by Shari Johnson

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October 18 - November 23, 2008

Adventures of the Puppet Princess
A Balinese fairytale with music
Written & Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

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October 22 - November 23, 2008

The Spanish Wives:
A Groovy Tale of Peace, Love and Restoration
By Mary Griffith Pix
Re-invented & Directed by Aliza Shane

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February 21 - April 5, 2009

Anna's Perfect Party & The Amazing Magician's Marvelous Mistake
By Karin Diann Williams
Directed by Nikki Rothenberg

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September 9 - October 4, 2009

Ask Someone Else, God
By Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Shari Johnson

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October 10 - November 1, 2009

Ready, Set, Story!
How Katie Saved the Sneaky Spider's Tales
By Emily Paul
Directed by Rose GInsberg

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October 29 - November 22, 2009

Are You There, Zeus? It's Me, Electra.
A new tragicomedy based on Sophocles' Electra
Written & Directed by Aliza Shane

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March 13 - April 25, 2010

Ready, Set, Story!
How Katie Saved the Sneaky Spider's Tales
Written by Emily Paul
Directed by Rose GInsberg

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April 5 - 28, 2010

70 Million Tons
A comedy about the environment
Written by Terri McKinstry
Directed by Aliza Shane

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October 16 - November 21, 2010

Betsy is Bored, Bored, Bored, Bored Bored!
A new children's play written by Judy Sheehan
Directed by Amanda Thompson

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OUR HISTORY
March 5-  April 10, 2011

Three By the Sea
A new children's play written by Donna Latham
Directed by Julia Martin

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October 15 - November 20, 2011

Calamity Jane Battles the
Horrible Hoopsnakes
Written by E.J.C. Calvert
Directed by Jacquelyn Honeybourne

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April 14 - May 20, 2012

East of the Sun,
West of the Moon
Written by Frankie Little Hardin
Directed by Naima Warden

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April 28 - May 15, 2011

Just A Reading
Written by Ryan Glass
Directed by Chanda Calentine

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March 17 - April 1, 2012

The Angel Play
Written by Bella Poynton
Directed by Amanda Thompson

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“a briskly paced romp through daydreams” –The New York Times
“charmingly original” – The Huffington Post
“delivers the goods, and much more!” -The Happiest Medium

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