About Justine...

Justine Lambert is the founder and artistic director of Looking Glass Theatre in New York, founded in 1993.  A recipient of The Lucille Lortel Award for her work with Looking Glass she has been working in theater in NY for over 25 years; directing, acting in and producing dozens of shows, ranging from classical to contemporary, traditional to experimental.  In 2003, she was named one of the top 100 New Yorkers by NY Resident magazine.  Her direction of Three Sisters at Looking Glass won an Off Off Broadway Review Award for Best Production and her Direction of M at Turnip Theatre won her Honorable Mention as Best Director.  From 1989 through 1991, she was co-Artistic Director of Peregrine Theater, a company that produced classics and children’s work in Central Park.


Blood Sky
"The production is wonderfully directed by Justine Lambert who is obviously gifted at coaching and working with performers. All of the actors in the production seemed equally skilled and talented and yet when I read their bios, I was surprised to find the varying training and skill level that they come from. Under Ms. Lambert's direction, all of the actors gave flawless performances. There honestly was not one that was better or worse than another. .... This sense of professionalism amongst the cast members can only be attributed to Ms. Lambert's strong directing and talent for casting. "   ~~Glory Bowen, Hi Drama

Cardboard Moon (also wrote this production)
"Cardboard Moon is a joyous piece of work. Writer/Director Justine Lambert focuses ... and moves through the story swiftly and efficiently, keeping the audience highly entertained while relating a simple but not insubstantial message." - Washington Square News
"The acting is daring from start to finish.  The play calls for stylized, overblown bits of stage business and for snatches of absurd dialogue, all of which are performed delightfully." - Columbia Spectator
"Works wonderfully ... Lambert draws nice parallels between fantasy and reality, the past and the present, and new and old forms of theater." - TheaterMania.com

The Three Sisters
"Ms. Lambert directed a real dramatic feast against great odds." - OOBR
"...directed by Justine Lambert, has all the profound seriousness inherent in a Chekhov play coupled with all of the palpable energy and vivaciousness of a new theatrical company-a winning combination. Lambert's production has added many small touches to The Three Sisters that go a long way towards winning the audience's heart." - Columbia Spectator

Laodamia: Queen of Epirus
The director "discovered and sucked the passionate marrow of ...an obscure 17th century play.... (the director) and (her) cast are up to the challenge." - TheaterMania.com

Richard III
The production "breathes the enthusiasm and creativity of its cast and director." - The Fordham Observer
"The all-female cast (is) this change...valid? My answer ..was instantly yes." - The Hunter Word
"The Looking Glass Theatre's gimmick of an all woman Richard III is a pretty darn good one." - The Columbia Spectator

"..the play accomplishes, by use of comedy, both a clever satire of, and a grudging tribute to the world of fashion. The in your face hilarity of the cast quickly warmed the audience to them, even to the point of certain audience members joining in with the choruses of 'Aaaahhh' by the end of the play." - Columbia Spectator

Aphrodite's Dungeon
"Your funny bone will thank you." - The Columbia Spectator
JUSTINE LAMBERT, Artistic Director
“a briskly paced romp through daydreams” –The New York Times
“charmingly original” – The Huffington Post
“delivers the goods, and much more!” -The Happiest Medium

Justine was cited as one of the Top 100
New Yorkers
of the Year!

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