Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MAGNIFY YOUR DIRECTING- Workshop with Justine Lambert, 10/22

Magnify Your Directing
With Justine Lambert

A directing workshop to put some oomph behind your urges.
Where:  Looking Glass Theatre, 422 West 57th Street
When:   Saturday, October 22, 3:30-6:30pm
You have the creativity, you have the ideas with inspiration to spare, now you just need to implement those ideas with as much passion and conviction as you feel.
This class is an accelerated sketch of what needs to be done.  In three hours we will touch on implementing concepts, crafting the acting to serve your needs while being true to your actors own impulses and telling the story through the lens of your vision.
The class begins with an email exchange in advance to ensure that you are prepared and can get the most out of the class time.  Scenes are assigned for you to read and think about in advance, and our talented Fall 2011 acting interns will be there; ready to work, grow and get to know you and your aesthetic.
Breakdown of activities;  Meet and Greet; Accelerated Viewpoints Workshop; Concept Discussion, initial direction and showing of scenes;  Staging with Viewpoints Workshop; Moderated Scene work; Final Showing;  Wrap Up discussion
Cost:  $20 suggested.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Space is extremely limited, email to reserve your space.
About Justine...
Justine Lambert is the founder and artistic director of Looking Glass Theatre in New York started 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, writing, 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.
Justine in the Press (selected quotes):
Blood Sky
"The production is wonderfully directed by Justine Lambert who is obviously gifted at coaching and working with performers.  ~ Hi Drama

Cardboard Moon
"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." -

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 obscure 17th century play.... (the director) and (her) cast are up to the challenge."

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
Justine Lambert
Artistic Director
Looking Glass Theatre -

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