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Julia Patey

Artist, Writer

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 2017 Rose Byrne Scholarship Recipient.

Her new play, The Knife, premieres at Bondi Feast 2019.

The Knife: Beyond Asking Permission
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ArchivedBondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney 9 - 13 Jul 2019

The Knife: Beyond Asking Permission

Denied the chance to direct the play of her dreams, Julia Patey cut to the chase.

“If the future is as white and male as the past, we have failed”
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Conversation 5 - 5 Jul 2020

“If the future is as white and male as the past, we have failed”

Julia Patey has a vision for the theatre of the future in Australia. She lays it out here.

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