Julie McKee, playwright/actor, grew up in New Zealand and is now a citizen of the U.S. and has made her home in NYC. Like many Kiwis she traveled at an early age and during a stay in Madrid met for the first time, artists and people of the theatre. It was then she decided to follow suit - first as a dancer then as an actor. At EST she wrote her first play. PLAYS include: The Adventures Of Amy Bock (Sundance Playwrights Lab and later premiered at The Yale Repertory Theatre); The Sleeper Awakens (nominated for the Arnold L. Weissberger Award by Yale Rep and produced by HB Playwrights Foundation); Play By Ear (dir. by Pamela Berlin and produced by HB Playwrights Foundation); Free Ascent (nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); Get it While You Can (Yale Summer Cabaret); Dig ‘n Arch(Yale Cabaret), Ron’s Garden (Synchronicity Space); Invitation to a Funeral(EST Marathon); A Backward Glance (EST Marathon, Red Earth Ensemble, Aroha Productions), The “Far-Flung” (EST Marathon, all over the US and New Zealand); A Farewell to Mum (EST Marathon); Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa (HBPF Summer Shorts Festival, Play 2C Theatre Berlin; Aftermath (HBPF Summer Shorts Festival, Univ Nevada); The Sleeper Awakens ( HBPF Summer Shorts Festival; Univ Nevada); Jill On A Recline, Reading; The Daffodils;, and Millennium Madness (HBPF Summer Shorts Festival), CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS: Will Sacrifice. COMMISSIONED by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of Science and Technology/EST Project to write Fringe Benefits. PUBLISHED by Smith and Kraus and Playscripts.com, including Great Short Plays Vol 3 and 5; and Actors Choice Monologues for Women. FELLOWSHIPS gratefully received from the MacDowell Colony; Virginia Center for the Performing Arts; International Exchange Fellowship from the St. James Center for Creativity, Malta; Silver Medal Awarded by EST for contribution of theatrical excellence to EST Marathon; New York Foundation for the Arts; Fellow of Sundance Playwrights Lab, Grant from Theatre Emory, Emory University. MEMBERSHIPS include: The Ensemble Studio Theatre and Playwright Unit; The Dramatists Guild of America; The Women’s Project (2002-03); The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Librettist), former member; AEA/SAG-AFTRA. Julie teaches playwriting at HB Studio.