JULIE MCKEE
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After writing her first play, "Ron's Garden", Julie was accepted into the Yale School of Drama where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship and the Eugene O'Neill Scholarship. Since then "The Adventures of Amy Bock" was chosen for the Sundance Playwrights Lab and later premiered at The Yale Repertory Theatre. 

"Lola" and "Will Sacrifice" recently shown at EST's Octoberfest, and developed at Southampton Writers Conference,  are Julie's most recent works in progress. 

Productions  include "The Sleeper Awakens", nominated for the L. Arnold Weisberger Award and produced by HB Playwrights Foundation, "Play By Ear"directed by Pamela Berlin at the HB Playwrights Foundation, "Free Ascent", nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and workshopped by HBPF. "Get It While You Can" premiered at the Yale Summer Cabaret, and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of Science and Technology commissioned "Fringe Benefits", which appeared in the First Light Festival. 

"Ron's Garden", won the First Annual Directors Project Festival (Synchronicity Space) and was selected to appear in the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts. 

Julie's plays have also been presented at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Page to Stage, and Passage Theatre in New Jersey. 

Short plays  include: "A Farewell To Mum" (EST OBIE Award Winnng Marathon); "Invitation to a Funeral"; "A Backward Glance"; "The 'Far-Flung'" (also EST Marathons); "Hope"; "Millenium Madness"; "Pink and Wild"; "Jill on a Recliner, Reading"; "The Sleeper Awakens"; "Aftermath"; "The Daffodils"; "Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa"; produced at such theatres as The Women's Project, Red Earth Ensemble, HB Playwrights Foundation Summer Shorts, Yale Cabaret, regionally and in New Zealand. 

Published  by Smith & Kraus and Playscripts Inc. 

Awards and fellowships  selection: Sundance Playwright Lab; An international artist residency at St. James Cavalier Center for Creativity in Malta; The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Silver Medal of Theatrical Excellence for contributions to the EST Marathon of One Act Plays and the American Theater, awarded by The Ensemble Studio Theatre. 

Education  Julie received a Certificate in Drama from the Yale School of Drama MFA playwriting program. She is also an actress and studied with Uta Hagen at HB Studios for five years. 

Teaching  Julie has also worked with the 52nd St. Project in New York, the Greylock Project at Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Dwight/Edgewood Project in New Haven, both replicas of the 52nd St. Project; taught MFA Playwriting Program at Ohio University; the Actors Center in Sydney, Australia; EST Institute; HB Studios; and was a guest speaker at Sweet Briar College. She currently teaches a workshop at HB Studio entitled Clarity, Economy and Mystery, teaches / coaches privately, and is available to lead Playwright Workshops.

Memberships  include: The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Playwright Unit, HBPF Playwright Unit, The Women's Project (2002-2004), Dramatists Guild of America, AEA/AFTRA/SAG. A former member of The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Librettists),

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