Justine (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist, creative producer, educator, writer and coach, as well as a partner and parent, worm food, stardust.
She is driven by a belief in the innate creativity and creative resilience of individuals, and in the power of collaboration, to imagine and bring about a more playful, empathetic, just and liberated world. This conviction has led her to work with and learn from artists, activists and social/creative entrepreneurs throughout Europe, Africa, South America, and in all the five boroughs of NYC.
Since 2013, she's been on faculty at Yale School of Drama where she leads courses based in theories of play, approaches to creative process and principles of collaboration, and she contributes to the pedagogical design and ongoing work of Anti-Oppressive & Anti-Racist practices.
Justine received her MFA in Performance & New Media at CUNY’s Brooklyn College (one of the only grad programs in the world dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration), and a Masters in International Affairs at the New School for Social Research, where she focused on Media and Culture, and worked extensively with the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro.
As an artist, Justine has received support from Queer|Art, Abrons Arts, Dixon Place ,The Orchard Project, and Lighthouse Film Festival. Original work has presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, The Public Theater, Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania, and at film festivals world-wide.
She lives between Brooklyn and Paris with her partner and toddler, and is working on a book entitled, “The Art of Play”, which explores play as a creative and collaborative tool, and as a means to activate the individual and social imagination.
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