Justine Williams

Lecturer in Acting


Justine is a performer-creator and educator, committed to play and collaboration, and the use of play and games as a framework for crafting performance, creating original material, and discovering our dynamic relationship to the world around us. As a performer, she has appeared at the Public Theater, Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep, NYTW, and Ars Nova, among other stages, and she has worked with numerous institutions and companies dedicated to contemporary and devised performance. Film work as a writer, director and actor has appeared at Lincoln Center/MOMA’s New Directors/New Film Festival, Slamdance, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Maryland Film Festival. Individual and collective performance work has appeared at venues such as the Queens Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallim Dance Space, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art. She is a 2016 Queer/Arts/Mentorship Fellow in Performance. Justine completed her teaching apprenticeship with long-time mentor and collaborator, Christopher Bayes, in Clown and Commedia and has an active teaching practice in NYC and abroad. MFA: Performance and Interactive Media Arts, CUNY/Brooklyn College.