Julie Becker is a theatre artist and performer based in New York City. Her work is often surreal, dreamlike, physically dynamic, and interested in archetypes and the unconscious- focusing on masks in the literal and figurative sense.
She draws upon butoh, clown, primal movement practices, dance, martial arts, and traditional singing practices. Her work is informed by training with artists from Polish laboratory theatre lineage, including Rena Mirecka, The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Pere Sais, Teatr Zar, Teatr Piesn Kozla, and Double Edge Theatre. She holds an MA in Ensemble Theatre from Rose Bruford College in conjunction with Teatr Piesn Kozla.
Julie has taught classes and workshops in physical intelligence, relational games, and physical theatre practice. She has performed in Boston, NYC, London, and Poland in both theatrical and butoh productions, including Studying Hamlet, presented in the main program of the 2015 Gdansk Shakespeare Festival. She directed and performed with the ensembles The Nightjarmen and Fool’s Journey for the site specific performances Thresholds, and Singing Bones, both presented in solo and ensemble iterations in Boston and Cambridge. Julie regularly performs interactive magic and puppet shows for children as Joolie Bagoolie, and performs her anti-comedy, surreal
clown piece Untitled Clown at venues in NYC and LA.
Julie is also a member of the NYC Seed Group, a group in collaboration with the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards that explores work with traditional songs. She is a founding member of RE^ATHETA, an international group of theatre practitioners engaging in life long learning through embodied, relational practices.
She is currently producing, directing, writing, and performing in the science fiction audio drama