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I am a theatre artist and educator passionate about collaborative processes of playmaking and exploring the inner-workings of the twenty-first century. I use theatre to pose questions that ignite dialogue, to interrogate dominant narratives, and to pave the way to a more equitable future for all.
I graduated summa cum laude from Butler University, with Highest Honors in Theatre and a minor in Anthropology. I am the Marketing Associate at HERE and Artistic Producer of The Arctic Cycle. I write for the online series Artists and Climate Change, and am a founding member of the Back to Work Collective and CLIMATE LENS.
Artistic Producer: The Arctic Cycle
Core Team: Artists & Climate Change
Marketing Manager: HERE
2018 Staged Reading
as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival at Wild Project
Director: Hemingway at Work
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Co-Organizer: Climate Change Theatre Action
An initiative of The Arctic Cycle
October 1 - November 18, 2017
Assistant Director: The Brontes
Produced by Theater in Asylum
Writer & Director: UPROOT
Julia's original eco-theatre play, as part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op; HERE's curated summer rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
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Associate Director: Pomegranade
Produced by The Arctic Group at I.R.T.
Julia was in conversation with best-selling sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson to discuss art's relationship with both climate change and climate action at Housing Works Bookstore.
Julia presented on Climate Change Theatre Action as part of NYU's fourth annual Sustainability Summit, including play readings and discussion. Free and open to the public.
Julia collaborated with multi-disciplined embodied artist and teacher Deborah Black to bring theatre into the context of nature in this weekend-long Viewpoints workshop in Central Park.
Photo of Deborah Black by Anna Maynard