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Julie Beckman

Edmonds, WA
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A freelance director and adapter, Julie has been working in Seattle for more than twenty years.  She recently had a delightful time directing Trevor for MAP Theatre.  With Theatre22, she directed The Happiest Song Plays Last, and Water by the Spoonful (Seattle Times Footlight Award, 3 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, Gregory Award), both by Quiara Alegria Hudes.  Also with Theatre 22, she directed the premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs (ACTlab), as well as Annapurna (People's Choice Award) and Fifth of July.  She has also directed her own adaption of Jane Eyre for Book-It Repertory Theatre and for Island Shakespeare,  26 Miles with Latino Theatre Projects, the premieres of Rose Cano's Bernie's Apt, co-produced by eSe Teatro and ACTlab, Vince Delaney's Las Cruces and Scot Agusustson's Milwaukee for Sandbox One-Act Play Festival (SOAPfest), 4 Dogs and a Bone for Theater Schmeater (Seattle Times Footlight Award), and A Small Fire with Sound Theatre Company (4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards).  She adapted and directed the world premiere of Edith Wharton's The Bunner Sisters for Athena Theatre Project at Theatre Off Jackson, and co-created and directed the social justice musical Grace on the Margins for the Northwest Women's Convocation.  Directing work with Strawberry Theatre Workshop includes The Bells (three Seattle Times Footlight Awards), The Elephant Man (4 Gregory nominations) and Fellow Passengers. Adaptations include Jane Eyre, Hard Times, and Waxwings for Book-It Repertory Theatre, as well as several adaptations for Porcupine Productions in Chicago.  She has also directed for 14/48 the World's Quickest Theatre Festival, Stone Soup Theatre, Our American Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, UW and Cornish.  Her work has also been seen in Chicago, Washington, D.C, Cincinnati, Atlanta, St. Louis, and in Winnipeg.  She has taught and directed in a dozen different schools and universities, has an MFA in directing from Northwestern University and is happy to be doing the work that she loves!

Up next:  directing THE REVOLUTIONISTS, by Lauren Gunderson with Theatre22.  Oct 18-Nov. 9, 12th Ave. Arts, Seattle


Professions/skills: Playwright;Educator;Director;Acting Instructor Adapter

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