At the 2018 Brighton Fringe, Julia saw the new play Behind Our Skin, written and performed by sisters Anne and Sophie Bertreau. Produced by their theatre company YOSIS, the piece was an insightful and moving portrait of two very different women that also explored identity, race, and immigration. From watching the play, it was clear to Julia that the Bertreau’s were extremely talented artists with whom it would be great to work in future.
Then in early April 2019 in London, Julia saw the new production from YOSIS – A Voice, written and performed by Anne Bertreau. Having not worked with a director on the piece, Anne approached Julia to collaborate with her and direct the play for its upcoming performances at the 2019 Brighton Fringe and beyond that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.