October 13, 2023
Born and currently living on occupied Coast Salish territories, Julian is a bi/genderqueer artist, arts worker, and community organizer of European and Acadien ancestry. He co-led the development of the “Eighth and Eight” community arts hub at Massey Theatre and has produced many theatre works including the world premiere of multi-award-winning artist Fairlith Harvey’s “Kill The Ripper.” He also founded the Pride Reading Series at Theatre Northwest and directed its first five plays, including his own queer Pride and Prejudice prequel “Darcy & Wickham.”
Recent projects include a dehoused voting initiative on Lheidli T’enneh territory and a solo drag/burlesque/theatre performance, “AMAB inclined to softness.” He is currently working on “Tender Madness,” a dance/theatre piece investigating sublimated queer expression through the music of Tchaikovsky and poetry of Walt Whitman, as well as a community-engaged multi-discipline production of Anne Carson’s “An Oresteia.”
Following many years as an audience member and a performance at the festival in 2015, he is thrilled to join the PuSh team with a mandate to resist systemic marginalization and steward relations between festival artists, local artists, and the public.