Julia Locascio is a theatre and opera director from Chicago, trained in New York, now based in London. She makes new music theatre, anarchic feminist revisions of classics, and film and novel adaptations.
Directing includes: Dead or Alive Poetry Slam and Brad Birch’s Metamorphoses at the Royal Shakespeare Company; site-specific productions Cymbeline and Lemon Cake (adapted alongside a commissioned 5-course meal); Fratellanza's bouffon street show Charlie Blows a Bulb; Will Eno’s Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions; Polly Pen’s The Flitch; and Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice.
Julia has overseen large-scale productions across the US and UK as Associate Director, including The American Clock (The Old Vic, Rachel Chavkin, dir.), The Kite Runner (West End), Salomé and Dido, Queen of Carthage (Royal Shakespeare Company), and King Lear (ATG UK Tour). She was the Assistant Costume Designer on the first US national tour of War Horse and helped install Punchdrunk's Sleep No More in New York. In 2018 she composed and performed the live soundscape for Trinity Rep's Ragtime.
Julia is the 2018 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Charles Abbott Fellow and received the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa from Arts Council England.