Julia Lederer

An internationally acclaimed playwright, Julia’s work has been described as, “brash, poetic and fiercely original,” (NOW Magazine) and “wonderfully weird, piercingly poetic and unexpectedly moving” (Crain’s Chicago). Julia’s plays have been performed in multiple cities across North America, including Toronto, New York, Chicago, and next in Alaska. Her work includes: The Best Plan for Living Happily; With Love and a Major Organ (named “Outstanding New Play” at the 2012 Toronto Fringe by NOW Magazine, “Best of Fringe”); Boxed In; Frame; and the collection, Reality Theatre (Driftwood Theatre’s Jury Prize Winner). She has also written for film and television: Upstaged (Great Lake Films, LA Comedy Festival Selection); Witch Office (top 15% of AMC’s One-Hour Pilot Competition, Austin Film Festival); and has contributed to the US web series, opus.

Julia is currently working on a nonfiction project, bringing her unique sense of humour and insight to examine the implications of eating disorders, emotional technology, and the rule book she missed about casual normalcy.