Julia (Jules) Patey is a theatre-maker, a horoscope psychic and a light-up-shoe enthusiast.
Julia has been in the arts since she won her Year 1 Talent Quest with a movement piece to ABBA’s Dancing Queen. And she’s been a leader since she realised that not everyone likes public speaking. As a theatre-maker, Julia has worked as a director, playwright and performer of new work for the stage. In the last three years she’s developed and supported the creation of 10 new Australian plays.
Currently, Julia runs a theatre company with her thirteen-year-old collaborator and friend, Scarlett. Their company, we make theatre, makes bold, irreverent and high-joy theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages.
For ATYP, her work includes Moonchild (Playwright/Performer), A Town Named War Boy (Assistant Director), The Voices Project: Between Us(Playwright), and Spur of the Moment (Directing Secondment). She was also a 2014 National Studio participant and a 2015 Fresh Ink Playwriting Mentee. She is the Rose Byrne Scholarship Recipient at ATYP.
Julia and her light-up-shoes will spend 2017 at ATYP as a Future-Artistic-Director-In-Training, investigating female artistic leadership in Australia and internationally. She is proud to be the first Horoscope Psychic on staff in the company’s long history.