Dr Julia Pascal
playwright; research fellow, King's College, London
Julia Pascal is a playwright, theatre director, journalist. She trained as an actor and was employed by the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, television and radio. She was the first woman to direct at the National Theatre with her adaptation of Dorothy Parker’s work in a platform performance which ran for two years. Texts focus on those living on the margins of society and particularly women’s unheard voices. Produced in the UK, Europe and the USA, eleven of her plays are published by Oberon Books. Included in these are Theresa which explored the British collaboration with the Nazis in World War Two, A Dead Woman On Holiday, set in the Nuremberg Trials, St Joan which explores how a Black-Jewish Londoner defies the histories of slavery and Shoah and Crossing Jerusalem which occurs on one day during the last intifada. Her dramas have been produced at The Tricycle Theatre, the Park Theatre, Riverside Studios and the Arcola Theatre. In New York, they have been seen at The Lincoln Centre and Theatre for the New City. She was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and last year completed her doctorate from the University of York.
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