Julia was the RTYDS director at Leicester Curve and prior to this was resident director at the National Theatre Studio in partnership with National Theatre Wales. She is also a member of the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theatre New York participating in an international Lab on ‘Making Theatre in a Time of Change’.
At Curve Julia has developed the WritersLab initiative and has lead community engagement projects such as Saturday on the Set Community response and Community Ambassadors. She also directed the We Are Here Project in Leicester for the National Theatre and 14-18 Now Battle of the Somme commemorations created by Jeremy Deller as part of her residency at Curve.
Theatre credits as Director include: Our Day Out, A Clockwork Orange (Curve/DMU); Jason and the Argonauts (Blackwood and RCT Theatres); This Incredible Life (Canoe/Ffwrnes); blue/orange (Canoe/Sherman Theatre); Marsha (Capital Fringe Washington DC); Sonata and Fun Palaces (Wales Millennium Centre).
Theatre credits as Associate/Resident Director include: The Witches (Curve/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Say it with Flowers (Sherman Theatre tour).
Theatre credits as Assistant Director include: What the Butler Saw, The Witches, A Streetcar Named Desire, Legally Blonde (Curve); Iliad (National Theatre Wales); High Society (National Tour); Peter Pan (Sherman Theatre) and Diary of a Madman (Living Pictures).
Julia was the Emerging Director on A Provincial Life written and directed by Peter Gill for National Theatre Wales, and a gatherer in Leicester for the National Theatre’s production of My Country- A Work in Progress and is a facilitator for the Arts Council Wales Night Out Young Promoters Project and a Director for National Theatre Connections.