Tuesday, October 27, 2009


October 23, 2009

Seeking proposals from theatre companies.
Grantee(s) will receive performance space (anytime between January, 12-31, 2010) 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.
-85% of ticket sales go to Looking Glass with 15% going to the Grant Recipient.
-Grantee shows will be credited as COMPANY NAME, in conjunction with The Looking Glass Space Grant Program, presents SHOW TITLE.
-Additional rehearsal time will be made available at a deep discount when available.

DEADLINE: Applications accepted beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 13 at 6pm
FINAL DEADLINE: Friday, November 13 at 6pm.

Proposals must be submitted via email to Artistic Director Justine Lambert at LookGlassJustine@aol.com 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 Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
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! http://www.lookingglasstheatrenyc.com/

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 performance dates requested between January 12-31, 2010 (Maximum of 12 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 located in an old and historic, but drafty building. Shows should be appropriate for winter (warm costumes, etc.).

The Looking Glass Theatre is located at 422 West 57th Street (btwn 9th/10th Aves).
Justine Lambert, Artistic Director
Jenn Boehm, Managing Director

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation Event a HUGE success!

The Looking Glass Theatre's 2009 Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation event was a HUGE success!!

What an outstanding turnout we had!

We estimate that more than 200 inches of hair was cut and countless ponytails donated to make much-needed wigs!

It was a fantastic celebration of community and giving. We are ever-so-grateful to Mark, Veronica and the outstanding team at Mark Garrison Salon for contributing their amazing talents and time for this event.

Thanks also to more than 20 donors who lopped off their gorgeous locks for this great cause! And thanks to our Looking Glass staffers Justine, Jenn, Chanda, Rose, Erica and Karin ... we did it, ladies!

AND, hooray for Looking Glass alum Michelle Foytek joining the party! A wonderful surprise and a great gift!

We hope to make this annual affair, so start growing your hair now and join us next October for the 2010 event!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Ready, Set, Story opened October 10th and we're all so incredibly excited!

I have always loved mythology. As a kid, I spent hours poring over stories of enchanted animals, bickering gods and goddesses, and brave heroes (and heroines!) on impossible quests. My favorites were the clever tricksters who didn't look like much, but always managed to outsmart even the scariest monsters. These tales were epic yet familiar, magical yet human, ancient yet totally alive, and I couldn’t get enough of them.

With Ready, Set, Story! I set out to recapture the sense of wonder and excitement that I always got from my favorite myths, as well as their incredible imaginative power. These stories have been around for centuries but they never get old, and I wanted to invite audiences of all ages to explore their fantastical worlds with me.

The process of bringing this play to life has been more fun than I can say, thanks to the brilliance of the cast and production team. Spending the last month with these “actors at play” has been a joy for me, and I am sure you will enjoy their company as much as I do. So, as Anansi the Spider says, “Ready, Set... Story!”
-Rose Ginsberg, Director of Ready, Set, Story!

Ready, Set, Story! runs this Saturday, October 10 through November 22. Performances are every Saturday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and every Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.