At the 2018 Brighton Fringe, Julia saw the new play Behind Our Skin. The piece was written and performed by sisters Anne and Sophie Bertreau and produced by their theatre company YOSIS. The play was an insightful and moving portrait of two very different women that also explored identity, race, and immigration. From watching Behind Our Skin, it was clear to Julia that the Bertreau sisters were extremely talented artists. And with whom it would be great to work in future.
Then in April 2019, Julia saw the new production from YOSIS. A Voice, written and performed by Anne Bertreau, was part of a festival of European work in London. Having not worked with a director on the piece, Anne approached Julia to collaborate with her and direct the play. A Voice was about to go to the 2019 Brighton Fringe in May and beyond that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Julia jumped at the chance to work with Anne and their collaboration began.