Santa Cruz Theater

Julie JamesJulie

Julie is the founder and Artistic Director of Jewel Theatre Company. Prior to starting Jewel Theatre in 2005, Julie performed with several theatres across the Bay Area and beyond, including Marin Theatre Company where she played Sally Smith in Me and My Girl and was awarded the Dean Goodman Choice Award for Principal Performance in a Musical. Julie also performed with Sierra Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, California Conservatory Theatre, Center Repertory Theatre, The Willows Theatre, and VITA Shakespeare Festival. At Jewel Theatre, Julie performed in the one-woman tour de force play Women on Fire among others. Julie also directed several productions including Jewel's inaugural show Love Match, Raised in Captivity, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and two Lanford Wilson one-acts (The Great Nebula in Orion and A Betrothal) set to music by Kenneth Fuchs. Julie holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University and attended the Drama Studio of London in Berkeley, and is currently getting her Master of Arts in Drama at San Francisco State University.

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