Creative Projects


  • Stage Director and Dramaturg: Anansi the SpiderNick DiBeradino and Kanika Ambrose | Curtis School of Music’s Family Series
  • Dramaturg and Producer: Botanicals, or Giving it to God, Keenya Jackson | PlayPenn Education reading, February 2019.
  • Dramaturg: Silueta, Aleksandra Weil and Erlina Ortiz (workshop) | Dir. Ryanne Domingues, Passage Theatre Compay.
  • 2019 Reader: PlayPenn, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Musical Theatre Factory’s MTF Makers
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Julia with the creative team for THE WAKE WORLD for Opera Philadelphia. Click the photo above to watch Julia, David, and R.B. discuss this project.

Selected previous Dramaturgy:

  • Hatuey, Frank London and Elise Thoron (world premiere) | Dir. Mary Birnbaum, PEAK Performances/ Music-Theatre Group.
  • The Wake World, David Hertzberg (world premiere) | Dir. R.B. Schlather, Opera Philadelphia. Winner, Best New Opera, Music Critics Association of North America.
  • Kept, Kristin Kuster and Megan Levad (world premiere) | Dir. Mary Birnbaum, Virginia Arts Festival and Music-Theatre Group.
  • Crossing: A New American Opera, Matt Aucoin (world premiere) |Dir. Diane Paulus, American Repertory Theater. Production Dramaturg, Music Associate, and Copyist.
  • Double Exposure at Opera Philadelphia, dramaturg for David Hertzberg.
  • Machine, Rene Orth and Jason Kim | Workshop with Opera Philadelphia and OPERA America.
  • John Duffy Institute for New Opera, Virginia Arts Festival | Dramaturgy Fellow, specializing in new opera development, 2015 and 2016 festivals.
  • We Live in Cairo, Daniel and Patrick Lazour | Workshop at O’Neill Theater Center’s National Musical Theater Conference, June 2015 (Music Assistant in Literary team).
  • Patient Zero, Diedre Murray and Cornelius Eady | In development with Music Theatre Group; Diane Wondisford, Producer.
  • War Dept., Jim and Ruth Bauer | Dir. Melia Bensussen, A.R.T. Workshop (also Line Producer).
  • Sextet, Tommy Smith | Dir. Ed Iskandar, A.R.T. Workshop with PoNY 2.0 (also Line Producer).
  • Elemeno Pea, Molly Smith Metzler | Dir. Scott Zigler, A.R.T. Institute at Harvard.


  • Assistant Director — Hatuey: Memory of Fire, Frank London and Elise Thoron (world premiere) | Dir. Mary Birnbaum, PEAK Performances/Music-Theatre Group.
  • Directing Team — Gloria: A Life, Emily Mann and Gloria Steinem | Workshop at Lincoln Center Theater, Dir. Diane Paulus.
Julia in rehearsal for CROSSING with director Diane Paulus, composer Matt Aucoin, and Ryan McKittrick. (Photo Jeremy Daniel).

Supertitle Design:

  • Sky on Swings, Lembit Beecher and Hannah Moscovitch (world premiere) | Dir. Joanna Settle, Opera Philadelphia.
  • We Shall Not Be Moved, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Marc Bamuthi Joseph (world premiere) | Dir. Bill T. Jones, Opera Philadelphia O17 Festival. Subsequently mounted at The Apollo Theater (NY), Dutch National Opera, and Opera on the Mall.
  • The Wake World, David Hertzberg (world premiere) | Dir. R.B. Schlather, Opera Philadelphia O17 Festival.
  • Crossing, Matt Aucoin (New York premiere) | Dir. Diane Paulus, BAM Next Wave Festival 2017. Also Supertitle Operator.
  • Hatuey, Frank London and Elise Thoron (world premiere) | Dir. Mary Birnbaum, Peak Performances at Montclair, Music-Theatre Group.


  • Producer and Dramaturg, PlayPenn Education reading series 2019.
  • Reader, SPACE on Ryder Farm Greenhouse | 2019 and 2018 Seasons.
  • Second Round Reader, PlayPenn 2019 Conference.
  • Script Reader, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference | 2018, 2017, and 2016 Seasons.
  • Critical Writing Fellow, National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center | 2017 Season.
  • New Scripts Evaluator, A.R.T. Literary Office | July 2013-June 2015.
  • Script Reader, Williamstown Theatre Festival Arnold L. Weissberger Award | 2014 Season.





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