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 and a handful of other publications. Here's an excerpt. You can hear about what it was like to write and perform the project in my upcoming audio op-ed, set to publish in the New York Times audio series "First Person", hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, in 2023.
I'm currently workshopping my new interactive comedy performance "Hum" at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective. "Hum" is an immersive 'not-so-solo' show that weaves together audience interaction, standup comedy and a live-improvised musical score to paint my own absurd exploration of embodiment and shame. I developed "Hum" at the BCC in a summer 2022 "WOOF"artist residency after writing the the first drafts in a June 2022 Artist Residency at Long Wharf Theater's "The Lab" fellowship.
You can hear about my process writing both "Hum" and "Delejos (from afar)" in a forthcoming 2023 video profile on the Smithsonian Channel.
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 every first Tuesday of the month at Ray's in the Lower East Side, where I help produce the monthly Writers Round, "In Spite of Ourselves". You can also find me performing standup comedy around Brooklyn, playing guitar in the band Boys Drool, and singing silly jingles for donors of COVID relief.
I'm currently a senior podcast producer, on contract at Audible Originals. My 2021 collaboration with New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb, "Book of Baraka" is a theatrical memoir from the mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka, about his extraordinary upbringing through the Black Arts Movement.
Forthcoming 2022 Audible projects include "We Are As Gods": a deep dive into the career of Stewart Brand and the impact of his "Whole Earth Catalog" on the modern environmentalist movement. I'm also producing an investigative series with journalist Jon Ronson that tells the story of an unlikely FBI informant and her impact on how we address far-right extremism today.
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", which was nominated for 2022 Webby Award.