Julia is a writer who are up in Toronto. She now works throughout North America, in Europe, and the UK. She writes plays, films, and television.
She has also written essays, poetry, audio pieces, and commercial spots.
Julia approaches her work with curiosity, humour, and a sense of whimsy. A selection of her work can be found here, in addition to current projects.
Photo by Barcsay Photography
"A brash, poetic, and fiercely original voice."
- NOW Magazine (Toronto)
"WANT" - a commercial spot I wrote for BetterHelp counselling, has been short-listed for a One Show Award!
"The One Show is the world's most prestigious award program in advertising.... For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity." More information about the awards can be found here.
IT'S NOTHING selected as "Short of the Week" and by Omeleto
Watch the Film:
"While many stories about eating disorders often focus on external behavior, the supreme accomplishment of "It's Nothing" is how it dramatizes the inner battle." -Omeleto
Read Some PRESS:
She Does the City
My feature film, WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN (adapted from the play), is currently in post production.
READ ABOUT IT on Playback: "Award-winning script With Love and a Major Organ rolls in Vancouver"
It is directed by Kim Albright, produced by Madeleine Davis, and stars Anna Maguire, Hamza Haq, and Veena Sood.
a play about finding our way back together again
at Filament Theatre in Chicago, closed March 27th, 2022. This a new play for families, written with Julie Ritchey, and developed with feedback from Youth Collaborators, ages 5 - 14. Contact for script.
From: The Chicago Reader
"Pronoia [is] the belief that the universe is conspiring in your favor.... Filament Theatre is back with an original production that brings this hopeful and expansive feeling to its audience in delightful and authentic ways."
Christopher Acevedo & Erika Wilson in Gather.
"IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU -- UNLESS IT'S ME"
"If Canadian Theatre were to say, “it’s not you, it’s me,” it would be true. But has that line ever actually made anyone feel better? Either way, your heart gets cracked."
An 'Artist Perspective' essay about the struggle to keep the personal and professional separate in a field where the work comes directly from the self. Full piece here.
A new audio piece: The Great Invisible Quake
Performed by Amelia Sargisson, and produced and recorded by Troy Slocum. For more audio work see AUDIO & PROSE.