Julia is a Liverpool-based theatre and film-maker. Her work is accessible, playful, political and thoughtful. She tells female-focused, under-represented stories, often exploring questions where mainstream debate and discourse lacks nuance.
From 2006-21, she was Co-Artistic Director of 20 Stories High, where she made a range of award-winning work through collaboration between artists and young people.
Recent work includes: Buttercup (20SH/Tigerlily Films/BBC Arts) – a one-woman show written and performed by Dorcas Seb, adapted for TV for the BBC’s Lights Up festival, based on an idea by Odile Mukete; Touchy (20SH/Unity/Wellcome Collection), filmed at home during lockdown, winning an Offie/OnComm award; “I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. Trip…”, (20SH/Contact/BBC) a verbatim theatre show about young women and abortion, both a theatre-tour and a screen adaptation (BBC2 and film festivals including HotDocs Toronto and Femspectives Glasgow); She’s Leaving Home (20SH/Phelim MacDermott/Culture Liverpool) – a site-specific piece performed in houses in Toxteth, Liverpool.
Julia’s current freelance projects include: a project about sex work with writer Brodie Arthur, directing Glowing by Amy Vreeke, collaborations with writers Afreena Islam-Wright and Saphena Aziz.
At Cove Park she will be working on some writing exploring antisemitism, as part of her Arts Council supported Develop Your Creative Practice project.