Julie Kline

Artistic Associate

Julie Kline is a Brooklyn, New York based actor, director, writer, and producer of new works for the theater. Julie developed and directed MAGDALEN for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, NYC and Santa Cruz Fringe, the United Solo Festival (awarded Best Documentary Script), and the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59 East 59th Street Theater. Other recent directing credits include Melissa Ritz’s JOURNEY OF A BOMBSHELL (Soho Playhouse), Elizabeth Hess’ SPOILED (Stage Left Studio), Jamie Cowperthwait’s HUNTINGTON (Judson Memorial Church), Kristen Palmer’s THE STRAY DOG (Rising Phoenix Repertory CINO NIGHT), and numerous new play readings and workshops.  In collaboration with oral historian Liza Zapol, Julie conceived and directed SENIORS AND THE CITY – a series of original theater works performed by Manhattan seniors based on their own life-stories, presented by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ SPARC program (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide). As an actress, Julie Kline has appeared in BIRTHDAY, DON’T PET THE ZOOKEEPER, THREE SISTERS, and THE RIDE for Rising Phoenix Rep, and also has also worked with Women’s Project, EST, HERE Arts Center, Japan Society/The South Wing, Stillpoint Productions, Sanctuary Playwrights Theatre, Steppenwolf, and in her own solo play, REMEDIES (Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, Gene Frankel Theatre, and Estrogenius Festival).  Web series: “Help Wanted,” Imua! Theatre & Film Company, “The All-for-Nots,” Michael Eisner’s Vuguru Production; Film: How to Make Movies at Home directed by Morgan K. Nichols, Gusatavo & Carlota by Jason Chimonides.  Julie is an Artistic Associate for Rising Phoenix Rep, where she has co-produced Slipping, Too Much Memory, Rules of the Universe, The Telling Trilogy, Gift, and 365 Days/365 Plays, and is an Artistic Associate for Roots&Branches Theater, where she leads inter-generational theater performances and workshops across New York City. BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University, Chicago.  www.juliekline.com