Julia Hart

Julia Hart is an American theater director living in Hamburg. After graduating from Yale University in 2003 with a B.A. in German Literature and Theater Studies, Julia directed her first shows in the former East Germany with a fellowship from the Robert Bosch Foundation. She spent a year working on Off-Broadway theater productions as a choreographer and assistant director until she was awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2005 to research theater post-reunification. After working at the Theatertreffen Festival, Maxim Gorki Theater, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Julia began the directing program at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater in 2008. Since then she has directed plays in English and German, ranging from contemporary American playwrights to the German classics and has received three scholarships from the DAAD for her achievements. Her work has been shown at Kampnagel, Schauspielhaus Hamburg Malersaal and Rangfoyer, and the Lichthof Theater Hamburg.

Since 2013 Julia has been developing performances based on philosophizing with children. In 2014 she was awarded funding from the Hamburg Kulturbehörde to develop and produce “Marvelling” - a documentary performance about miracles based on discussions with two children from Hamburg and their grandmothers.

Her upcoming shows “THE UNIVERSE SHOW” (April 2016) at the Junges Theater Bremerhaven (JUB!) and “Rabbit's Foot and Lionheart” (June 2016) are interdisciplinary performances investigating how to stage philosophical thoughts while exploring ways of interacting with audiences of all ages.