Julia Hart
Director
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»I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
You see, the world looks very different from up here.«

From the motion picture "Dead Poets Society"
MISSION
My directing work focuses on poetic storytelling and an artistic exploration of language itself.

In telling stories, I want to show people on stage, examine human conflicts, and question patterns of behavior—to grab the audience, move them, ask questions, and to inspire them to think about their lives. I work with a reduction of elements on stage to focus on the existential problems of the characters.

Language is a transmitter, a code of information and a medium for expressing our emotions, fears, states of being, dreams and wishes. Language is also poetry. With the term poetry I do not just mean beautiful language, but real work on language-- work that deals with the exploring the possibilities of language on stage and searches for unique ways of playing with speech. I am interested in discovering new approaches to language and its function in the theater.

Theater is a place for confrontation - with texts, stories, people, images, and opinions. Theater is a space for looking and listening. Theater is a collective experience. In my work, I try to make the audience aware that they are in this space together - experiencing and watching together – A showcase for language, where texts can work.
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BIOGRAPHY
Julia Hart was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1981. After growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, Julia received her bachelor’s degree in German Literature and Theatre Studies at Yale University in 2003. She was awarded a Tutorial Fellowship from the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2003/2004 where she directed her first shows in the former East Germany. She then spent a year in New York working in publishing and assistant directing off-Broadway, and working for the Civilians. She was awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2005 to return to Germany to research theater post-reunification. After interning and assistant-directing at the Theatertreffen Festival, Maxim Gorki Theater, and other Berlin theaters, Julia began the directing program at the School for Music and Theater Hamburg in 2008. Since then she has directed plays in English and German, ranging from contemporary American playwrights to the German classics and has received three scholarships from the DAAD for her achievements.
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CV
  • DIRECTING
  • 2016
  • Rabbit Heart
    Lichthof Theater Hamburg
    A philosophical show about courage and fear (Age 9+)
  • 2016
  • Message to the universe
    Stadttheater Bremerhaven
    A new play developed by: Julia Hart, Felix Reisel and Tanja Spinger
  • 2014
  • Marvelling
    Lichthof Hamburg
  • 2012
  • Blackbox Life
    Junges Schauspielhaus Hamburg
    A documentary project
  • 2012
  • I Am Here Doctor Faustus by Gertrude Stein
    Kampnagel Hamburg
  • 2011
  • Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist
    Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Malersaal
  • 2010
  • Pornography by Simon Stephens
    Theaterakademie Hamburg
  • 2009
  • Coffin Sisters by Anton Dudley
    Kaltstart Hamburg, Haus 73
  • 2009
  • Faust II Helena Akt by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Theaterakademie Hamburg
  • 2004
  • Poodle with Guitar and Dark Glasses by Liz Duffy Adams
    Theater Plauen-Zwickau
    Youth Theatre Festival
  • 2004
  • The Man Outside by Wolfgang Borchert
    Theater Plauen-Zwickau
    Youth Theatre Festival
  • 2004
  • Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang
    Alter Gasometer, Zwickau
    University Players, West Saxon School of Applied Sciences
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