Julie Tepperman

Julie Tepperman is an actor, playwright and educator, as well as co-artistic director (with Aaron Willis) of Convergence Theatre, creators of the hit plays AutoShowThe Gladstone Variations and YICHUD (Seclusion).  Playwriting credits include: YICHUD (Seclusion) (Convergence/Passe Muraille/Magnetic North) which is published by Playwrights Canada Press, I Grow Old (as part ofThe Gladstone Variations – Dora nomination; listed as one of NOW Magazine’s “Top Ten Toronto Productions of the Decade”), ROSY (as part of AutoShow), and a re-imagining of the August Strindberg play The Father (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre/MTC’s 2011 Master Playwright’s Festival).Selected acting credits include: Mary 2 in the Canadian premiere of Sarah Ruhl's epic Passion Play (Convergence Theatre  / Outside the March / Sheep No Wool co-pro), The Audience Guide in Mr. Marmalade (Outside The March; Ensemble Dora nomination), Liza in Out The Window (The Theatre Centre), Rachel in YICHUD (Seclusion), two seasons at The Stratford Festival (All’s Well That Ends Well, Agamemnon, Electra, The Flies, The Swanne – Part Two) as well as their Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training, and numerous play-development workshops and appearances at local Toronto theatre festivals, including: The Edward Bond Festival, The Fringe, Next Stage, Lab Cab, Red and Ashkenaz.   As an educator: Julie has been an Artist-in-the-Schools with the Stratford Festival’s Teaching Shakespeare Program since 2002, is on faculty at Ryerson University’s Act II Studio, teaches “The Business of Acting” at George Brown Theatre School (where she graduated in 2001), has twice facilitated the Paprika Festival’s “Creators’ Unit”, is a regular workshop facilitator with the Luminato Festival and has facilitated Self-Producing Workshops for the Toronto Fringe and Nightwood Theatre. Julie is part of the core producing team of Toronto’s Wrecking Ball.