Julia Pascal is a playwright and theatre director. She was the first woman director at the National Theatre. Her stage plays have been produced internationally and have won prizes.
She trained as an actor and worked at The Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, The Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC Television and radio. Films include The Hiding Place and the independent prize-winning feature Ham and The Piper.
Her dramas are published by Oberon Books, Faber and Samuel French (Inc).
As a theatre director she has worked widely in London, France and has twice had her work shown in New York City.
As a journalist she has freelanced for The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, The New Statesman, The Financial Times, City Limits, Time Out, New Society, The Jewish Chronicle, BBC Radio and as a radio and TV commentator.
In London she works part time as a Writing Professor at New York University.
Her awards have included a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship, an Alfred Bradley BBC Award and she has been a Writer in Residence at the University of York and the Wiener Library.
She formed Pascal Theatre Company in 1985 as a Registered Charity and has directed it to reach out to those living on the margins in order to give them a voice. Productions have ranged from new writing locally, nationally and internationally to site-specific heritage works and continual drama workshops for the underprivileged.
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