WRITER PRODUCER PERFORMER
Welcome! I'm Julie. I'm a writer, performer and multimedia producer based out of Brooklyn, New York.
You may know me from the 2021 solo show I wrote, directed and performed,"Delejos (from afar)". The show is an immersive blend of standup comedy, live music and storytelling where I take a journey through my late partner's virtual reality video game to tell a story of grief, identity and hope. You can read about it in the LA Times, Insider and Remezcla. Here's an excerpt. You can hear about what it was like to write and perform the project my upcoming audio op-ed, set to publish in the New York Times early 2022.
I'm currently a senior podcast producer at Audible Originals. I'm crafting an audio solo show from a conversation between New Yorker journalist Jelani Cobb and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. I also interviewed Deepak Chopra for a memoir project about freedom and spirituality. Both projects are set for an early 2022 release.
Other work I've produced for Audible Originals includes "Mind Power Mixtape" from Oscar and Grammy-award winning artist Common (as seen on the Late Show and Rolling Stone),"Come Out, Come Out" from comedian and cartoonist Mo Welch (spotlit at the iHeartPodcast Awards) and comedian Kate Willett's "Dirtbag Anthropology"(VICE, Paste), along with a queer storytelling podcast,"Owning It". Oh! And 7 years ago my best friend and I first dipped our toes in podcasting with our mini-series, "Over Water".
As a video producer, I field-produced Huffpost's documentary series "Crash the Party", where I profiled women running for first-time office in the 2018 midterms including now Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. I was an on-air correspondent for HuffPost's Roku series "ICYMI", interviewing Lorena Bobbitt and reporting on AOC, Intimacy Coordinators and Latinxs in Cannabis. At Thrillist, I produced two seasons of the Webby Award-nominated series "Food/Groups" with James Beard Award Wining host Dave Infante and the humor series "Really, Dough?!" with chef Marc Iocono, now streaming on Amazon Prime. My early field-produced pieces profiled the Brooklyn Candy Man, an unhinged US vs. Mexico lucha libre match in Tijuana and the Chicano Rockabillies in San Diego. I also developed and sold a 10-episode docu-series to Bustelo, later produced as "Barrio, USA".
You can catch me performing standup comedy around Brooklyn, playing guitar in the band Boys Drool, singing silly jingles for donors of COVID relief, and you can hear my voice in the Netflix and Ben and Jerry's collaboration "Punchline Hotline" by calling 1-866-PUNCHLINE. Also, I just learned drums. Let me play drums in your band!