Julie Weinberg’s plays include Bad Daughter, Face it and Cornelia Street. In 2017 Julie received the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting for Bad Daughter. In 2019, Face it was part of the Actors Studio Festival of New Plays in NYC. You're Not the Type, based on an Edna Ferber short story was featured in the Five by Ferber Festival at New Jersey Repertory in 2018. In 2019 Is It Cold in here? won the short play division of Bechdel Test 2.0 in Arizona and was part of Short and Sweet Dubai 2020. Pandemic Zoom productions include Buttercup’s Lament, produced by Open Eye Theater, and also by the Quarantine Theater and is being adapted into an animated short, produced by Tamra Pica. Her play, Bad Daughter, received an all-star Zoom reading at Create Theater in 2020, starring Tony Award nominees/winner, Mary Testa and Frank Wood. Trailer and/or full Zoom recording available upon request. She Persisted, 30 Ten Minute plays by Women over Forty was released by Applause 2021 and contains her award-winning play, Is It Cold in Here? Three monologues from her plays are also included in Applause’s She Persisted Collection of Monologues by Women over Forty. Julie is a graduate of Lesley University’s MFA program in Writing for Stage and Screen, a Kennedy Center Guest Artist and a proud member of Dramatists Guild of America.
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MORE ABOUT ME
My zoomed reading of BAD DAUGHTER this past year was enormously gratifying. I had a superb cast, I got to work on developing it with a wonderfully smart director, Shelley Butler, and although I didn't have an audience in the room with me I got the most wonderful feedback afterwards telling me that the play had truly impacted people. I had a reading of FACE IT just prior to the Pandemic at the Actors Studio's Annual Festival and I was blown away by the uproarious laughter in the audience. I don't think anything makes me happier than laughter - the laughter of self-recognition and identification. How can you ever beat that?
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am working on CORNELIA STREET. It's set in 1979 NYC and it's about 3 20-something's trying to create a new family and come of age together.
Queer, comedy, coming-of-age
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