JULIE MCKEE
 PLAYWRIGHT 
TEACHER / COACH

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RESUME

EDUCATION: 
  • Graduated Yale School of Drama M.F.A. Playwriting Program (96) with a Certificate in Drama; Studied acting with Uta Hagen.

CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS
   Will Sacrifice
  • Southampton Writers Conference/Ensemble Studio Theatre, reading, directed by Jean Randich

PLAYS INCLUDE:
   The Sleeper Awakens (nominated for Arnold L.             Weissberger Award) 
  • HB Playwrights Foundation, NYC, directed by Carol Rosenfeld
  • 3F, 3M


The Adventures of Amy Bock  
  • Yale Repertory Theatre, directed by Stan Wodjewodski
  • Sundance Playwrights Lab, directed by Lisa Peterson
  • Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Page to Stage, reading directed by Jessica Bauman
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, Octoberfest, reading directed by Jean Randich
  • Yale School of Drama, directed by Andrew Utter 

Play By Ear 
  • HB Playwrights Foundation, directed by Pamela Berlin Women’s Project, reading, directed by Pamela Berlin
  • Passage Theatre, NJ, reading, directed by Julie Boyd
  
 Free Ascent (nominated for a Susan Smith                     Blackburn Prize)
  • HB Playwrights Foundation, staged reading, directed by Kathleen Dimmick
  • Abingdon Theatre Company, reading, directed by Julie McKee
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, Octoberfest, reading directed by Alison Summers
  • Yale School of Drama, directed by Preston Lane

 Ron's Garden
  • Synchronicity Space NYC, showcase production, directed by Rich Lichte
  • Synchronicity Space, winner First Annual Director's Project Festival, NYC, workshop, 
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Voices staged reading, directed by Paul Geier

Get It While You Can
  • Yale Summer Cabaret, directed by Preston Lane

SHORT PLAYS INCLUDE:
   Invitation To A Funeral
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, Marathon, directed by Deborah Hedwall
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Funeral Plays” directed by Deborah Hedwall
   A Backward Glance
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, Marathon, NYC, directed by Julie Boyd
  • Red Earth Ensemble NYC, directed by Paul Geier
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, Octoberfest NYC, reading, directed by Paul Geier
  • Aroha Productions, "First Light", NYC
   The 'Far-Flung'
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, Marathon, directed by Ethan Silverman
  • Yale Cabaret, directed by Julie McKee
          (All over the US and New Zealand)
   A Farewell To Mum
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, OBIE Award winning Marathon, directed by Maggie Mancinelli
  • Khandala Arts Theatre, New Zealand
   Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa
  • Play 2C Theatre Co., Berlin, 
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Airport Plays”, directed by Jessica Bauman
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre “Summer Shorts”, directed by Marya Cohn
   Jill On A Recliner, Reading
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre, “Outside the Radar”, directed by Julie Boyd
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The 'Museum Plays”, directed by Julie Boyd
   Dig ‘n Arch
  • Yale Cabaret, directed by Preston Lane
   Hope
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Wedding Plays”, directed by Marya Cohn
   Millennium Madness
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Subway Plays”, directed by Julie Boyd
   The Sleeper Awakens
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Beach Plays”, directed by Marya Cohn
Aftermath 
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Hospital Plays”, directed by Jean Randich
The Daffodils
  • HBPF Short Play Festival, “The Motel Plays”, directed by Julie McKee

COMMISSION:
​   Fringe Benefits
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of Science and Technology/EST Project, reading at "EST First Light Series", directed by Suzann Brinkley

PUBLICATIONS:
   A Backward Glance
  • Published by Smith and Kraus, Inc. in an anthology titled EST Marathon '97: The Complete Plays
  • Published by Playscripts Inc.
  • Published by Playscripts Inc. in an anthology “Great Short Plays”, Vol. 3.
  • Published by Playscripts, Inc., “Actors Choice, Monologues for Women
   The 'Far-Flung'
  • Published by Smith and Kraus, Inc., anthology titled EST Marathon '94: Complete One-Act Plays
  • Published by Playscripts Inc.
   Invitation to a Funeral
  • Published by Smith & Kraus, 
  • Published by Playscripts Inc.
  • Published by Playscripts Inc. in an anthology “Great Short Plays”, ed 5.
   Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, 
   Jill On A Recliner, 
   The Daffodils, 
   Aftermath,  
   The Sleeper Awakens, and 
   Millennium Madness also published by Smith and Kraus.

​CHOLARSHIP/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/HONORS
  • Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, 2002, 2005
  • Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Performing Arts (VCCA), 2001, 2005
  • International Exchange Fellowship from the St. James Center for Creativity, Malta, 2003
  • Silver Medal Awarded by EST for contribution of theatrical excellence to EST Marathon, 2002
  • Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, 2000
  • Finalist in Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship, 1997, 1999
  • Fellow of Sundance Playwrights Lab, 1996
  • Grant from Theatre Emory, Emory University, 1996
  • Recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship for 1995-96, Yale School of Drama
  • Eugene O'Neill Scholarship for 1994-95, Yale School of Drama

MEMBERSHIPS:  
The Ensemble Studio Theatre and Playwright Unit
HBPF Playwright Unit
The Dramatists Guild of America
The Women’s Project (2002-03)
Former member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Librettists)

AEA/SAG/AFTRA 

Contact Us

The Far-Flung by Julie McKee
Directed by Ethan Silverman
Pictured: Keith Reddin & June Ballinger
Marathon of One-Act Plays, 1994

Photo by Carol Rosegg — with Keith Reddin and June Ballinger.
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The Sleeper Awakens, short play with Blair Sams, Keith Reddin and Kathleen Pierce