Julia is a critically acclaimed emerging theatre director and experienced practitioner with a background in new writing, dramaturgy, classical texts, devising, voice, dialect, and film. After training as an actor, she was Joint Artistic Director of the new writing/new work company Weaver Hughes Ensemble from 1997-2009. She began directing in 2007 and her work has included premieres of plays by Laura Stevens, Louise Buchler, Andy McQuade and Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, as well as the Off-West End transfer of In My Name by Steven Hevey, named as one of the ‘Five Best Plays’ in London by the Evening Standard.
Julia is the founder and Artistic Director of 20 South Street. Her most recent theatre credit is the 4-star critically celebrated solo show A Voice, written and performed by Anne Bertreau which toured to the 2019 Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. She has a special interest in new writing and collaborating with playwrights to develop their work and is currently Literary Associate of The Jack Studio Theatre, the Joint Runner-Up London Pub Theatre of the Year 2019.