Julia Lederer

An internationally acclaimed playwright, Julia's plays have been produced across North America and in the UK. Her work has been described as, "delightfully original" (The Toronto Star), “endlessly quotable” (Torontoist), and "wonderfully weird, piercingly poetic and unexpectedly moving" (Crain's Chicago).

Most recently: a new 90 minute version of With Love and a Major Organ at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Los Angeles. The production is Ovation Recommended. The LA Times wrote, "Lederer’s dialogue is laced with sophisticated poetry and wry insight into the isolation faced by a generation" and LA Weekly said, "GO!"

Other recent productions include: Reality Theatre (SummerWorks Performance Festival), With Love and a Major Organ (Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska), The Best Plan for Living Happily (Birdtown & Swanville/?! Theatre), Frame (Seven Collective in NY;  Alumnae Theatre in Toronto), Spooning (InspiraTO Festival in Toronto; Midnight Summit Ensemble in Chicago; Midtown International Festival in NY).

With Love and a Major Organ was named "Outstanding New Play" at the 2012 Toronto Fringe. It had its US premier as part of Strawdog Theatre’s 28th Season in Chicago. The original 60 minte version is published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing. 

Julia's short play, Reality Vision, is published in One Minute Plays : a Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre (Routledge, 2017).  

Julia has developed work with companies including: The Thousand Islands Playhouse, Nightwood Theatre, Roseneath, SummerWorks Theatre Festival, Driftwood Theatre, and Birdtown & Swanville.  She is a core member and resident playwright for SMOOTHIELAND, a pilot project creating episodic theatre for young audiences, currently developing its second episode.

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