Julia is a NYC based actress, theatre maker and teaching artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Boston University's School of Theatre with a BFA in Theatre Arts, studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has trained with Double Edge Theatre Company in physically based theatre. Julia has also trained and worked with NY based companies: The Barrow Group, Houses on the Moon, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Bushwick Starr, Superhero Clubhouse, Current Harbor, Writopia Lab, In The Water Theatre Company, and Columbia Stages.
Recently, Julia has begun co-producing and acting in short films with her brother and filmmaker, Adam Schonberg - check out NEWS for updates and official trailer for their newest project, The Journalist.
Julia is the Founder & Co-Artistic Director of The Neighborhood Theatre Project, a theatre company that creates original verbatim theatre with and for specific communities around the globe, using methods of interviewing, conversation and real storytelling. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website:
Julia is excited by original, culturally relevant theatre, film and devised works of all shapes and sizes. She believes storytelling through a theatrical lens is a vital art form to understanding the depths and growth of human nature. Julia is intrigued by stories that start conversations around the current state of human nature and by new plays that give voice to underserved and often excluded populations. She is interested in how the arts can affect an abandoned or forgotten landscape or community. When and where is art needed most? How do we relate to our community directly and speak with them rather than at them? How can we bring theatre to communities that most need it and create new avenues of accessibility? How can art and storytelling change the economy and culture of a specific community?