Thursday, April 16, 2009

LGT Performance Space Grant


Seeking proposals from theatre companies.

Grantee(s) will receive performance space (anytime between July 6- 26, 2009) including one technical rehearsal, and marketing and publicity (text provided by you) to our email press and audience lists and a listing or link on our website.
Grantee shows will be credited as COMPANY NAME, in conjunction with The Looking Glass Space Grant Program, presents SHOW TITLE

DEADLINE: Applications accepted beginning Monday, April 27 through Monday, May 4 at 6pm.
Final Deadline Monday May 4 at 6pm.
Proposals must be submitted via email to as one (1) attachment.
Companies are encouraged to make contact (via the above email address) in advance indicating their intent to apply and/or with any questions.
Applicants will be contacted with the final decision no later than Friday, May 8, 2009.

All ticket sales go to Looking Glass. Grantee may sell concessions or promotional items (t-shirts, CDs etc.) and retain those proceeds.

What you provide: A production(s) that reflects our mission statement.

OUR MISSION-Reflecting life on the stage with truth and theatricality while exploring a female vision. See web site for more!

Bottom line-Either playwright or Director must be female (both is great but not required). Cast must be half or more female (for classics gender bending casts are accepted to meet this requirement). Female subject matter not required.

1) The Proposal-A one page description of the project including story, concept, and tone. Include running time. Include technical requirements and keep them MINIMAL, shows will be sharing the space.
2) Creative Team-List of all creative team members already on board with short bios. (Director or Playwright must already be chosen)
3) Space Request- Your ideal opening date and the number of performances requested between July 6- 26, 2009 (Maximum of 9 performances).
4) Marketing Description-A description of how you will attract a crowd!
5) Company Mission-Your mission statement and a description of activities along with current staff list.

Please put the above sections in their stated order and include the number and name of each section at the top of that section. Recommended length about 4 pages.

Scripts are not required but may be requested after initial proposal review.

Please note: The Looking Glass Theatre is not air conditioned. Shows should be appropriate for summer (light-weight costumes, etc.)

The Looking Glass Theatre is located at 422 West 57th Street (btwn 9th/10th Aves). 212-307-9467

Justine Lambert, Artistic Director
Jenn Boehm, Managing Director

Monday, April 13, 2009

Come see the Intern Showcase April 21st!

The Looking Glass Intern Showcase
Tuesday April 21, 2009
A fantastic night of entertainment and hors d'oeuvres
FREE (donations welcome!)

Time: 7pm and 9pm

The Looking Glass Theatre
422 W 57th st.
New York, NY 10019
(we're downstairs!)

Starring the Looking Glass Winter '09 Interns
Anthony Caronna
Sharon Pinney
Kate Dickinson
Megumi Haggerty
Sarah Mack
Ashley Hankins
Noah Richardson-Smith
Natasha Ticotin

And the scenes are:

Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan (Anthony Caronna, Ashley Hankins)
Reasons to be Pretty by Neil Labute (Anthony Caronna, Megumi Haggerty)
Where's My Money by John Patrick Shanley (Sharon Pinney, Kate Dickinson)
Sunday on the Rocks by Theresa Rebeck (Sharon Pinney, Natasha Ticotin)
Almost, Maine by John Cariani (Kate Dickinson, Noah Richardson-Smith)
The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman (Sarah Mack, Megumi Haggerty)
Sylvia by A.R. Gurney (Sarah Mack, Noah Richardson-Smith)
Assassins by Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman (Natasha Ticotin, Ashley Hankins)