Julia Wright co-wrote ‘Calling for Help!’ with Liz John, a madcap interactive and immersive comedy set in a call centre which toured to excellent reviews and was produced by Next Page Productions. The team’s previous stage comedy, ‘Invisible’, was directed by comedian and actor, Janice Connolly.
At the Mockingbird Theatre, her play ‘Without Their Consent’ explored how the suffragette movement was persuaded to put their votes for women campaign on hold during WW1 and support the government’s army recruitment instead.
She has written 13 short plays for Boldtext at The Rep and the first act of a full length play ‘Unfollow Me’ had a rehearsed reading at the Rep and is currently being completed.
Most recently, ‘Behind Bars – Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ featured her site specific play ‘A Respectable Woman’ and she wrote and performed ‘Not Strictly Salsa’ at Birmingham Weekender.
She has previously worked in Drama and Performing Arts education, heading several Drama departments and directing many youth productions, including several for the Shakespeare Schools Festival, and this experience has informed her work as a theatre writer in terms of taking a script from page to stage.
She has an MA in Playwriting Studies from the University of Birmingham, and is also a member of Big Script Writers.