Justine is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, creative producer, educator and coach, as well as a partner and parent.
At the Yale School of Drama and at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, 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 theater practices. Her perspectives are deeply informed by her MFA training in Performance & New Media at CUNY’s Brooklyn College (one of the only grad programs in the world dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration), and through her pursuit of an Masters in International Affairs from 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.
Justine believes 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 commitment to personal & social imagination, and its potential for transformation, 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.
As an artist, Justine has received support from Queer|Art, Abrons Arts, Dixon Place and The Orchard Project, and her original projects have presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, The Public Theater, Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania, and film festivals world-wide.
Justine lives between Brooklyn and Paris with her partner and toddler. She is currently working on a book entitled, “The Art of Play”, exploring play as a creative and collaborative tool, and as a means towards personal and collective liberation.
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