Los Angeles, California
Julia promotes dialogue and social justice through artistic processes in educational and community settings.
Some of the participatory theater projects Julia has created and led:
- "Safe in This Place", exploring what it means to be safe in the rapidly changing Crown Heights, Brooklyn
- "Prison Production," a theater-in-education piece exploring the impact of the prison system on urban and rural communities
- "Oh My God, Look at Jimmy," a forum theater piece about identity-based bullying in middle school;
- Bar None Theater Project, engaging incarcerated women in storytelling and theatrical-based workshops.
Julia currently serves as the Youth Services Manager at youTHink, where she leads arts and social justice programs with youth in Los Angeles. Before living in LA, Julia was in New York and served as the Artistic and Programs Coordinator for Voices UnBroken, making creative writing workshops accessible to young people who are incarcerated or detained. Julia has worked in New York with organizations such as The Apollo Theater, Vital Theatre, The Red Hook Initiative, and Kids Creative, as an adjunct professor at CUNY John Jay College, and, in KY, as the Program Manager Appalshop's Thousand Kites Project, supporting local campaigns for prison justice.
Really, she is a curious thinker and mixes love into her bread-making.