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Occasional updates from the front lines…

Julie on the show BOSS

As of January, 2012, working on the Starz Cable show, BOSS as a Co-Executive Producer.

Critically acclaimed Kelsey Grammer won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama for the part of Tom Kane, the politically corrupt mayor of Chicago.

In March of 2012, Julie and the entire writing staff moved their writing room to Chicago where the show is shot.  Julie lived in Chicago for several months writing and overseeing her episodes.  What a great city, what amazing restaurants.

Rome for Christmas

Rome for Christmas – Julie and her daughter Alexis and future son-in-law Aaron spent Christmas in Rome.  After the initial shock of having no place to stay on arrival, the trio settled in to a peaceful few days of eating like emperors, and wandering through museums, backstreets and churches.

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“TREE” opens in Atlanta, GA

Julie’s play TREE was produced at Horizon Theater in Atlanta in September 2011.

“I set out to write a play about race and ended up writing a play about family,” says playwright Julie Hebert about Tree, “About the inescapability of family, of being known over time, of recognizing yourself in others, of continuing relationships after betrayal and suffering. In my family (and the one in this play), we have profound differences in our belief systems, our politics, our ways of life… and yet we find a way to sit at the same table. We keep each other honest. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes painful – and so it is with this play.”

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NIGHT FALLS … a physical play

“Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver, poet

Peregrine can’t sleep. The following day she’s turning sixty and has to give a speech which she’s not yet written… so she bounces off the walls of her apartment in the middle of the night trying to figure out what to do about getting older and what the hell she’s going to say to a bunch of young people looking for advice. Peregrine– played by several performers– excavates her life for clues. What has she done wrong? What has she done right? What should she do now? And then, an unexpected visitor alters the course of the night.

Written & Co-Directed by Julie Hébert
Choreographed & Co-Directed by Deborah Slater

ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, SF, CA.
Box Office: 415.863.9834.
B.O. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.
Opening October 21 – October 30th
October 21-22, 27-29 at 8pm
October 23 and 30 at 2pm
$20 / $17

Website: http://odcdance.org/performance.php?param=76

Night Falls Benefit – 5.17.11 in S.F.

On Tuesday, May 17th, from 6:30-8pm, there is a sneak preview of my new piece, “Night Falls,” with Deborah Slater at ODC (3153 17th St.) in San Francisco.
We’re going to show a bit of the new work and talk about the process of making it. There will be music, food and fun people and we promise to keep it short and entertaining. Tickets are $50. Call 415-267-7687 for reservations… or just show up. I would love to see you and hear what you have to say about this new work-in-progress.

PLAYWRIGHT OF THE YEAR Award

Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA is honoring Julie with their Playwright of the Year Award on April 1, 2011, at their theater in Atwater Village. The Gala will feature excerpts and songs from many of Julie’s plays. Please join us if you can! Please RSVP by Monday, March 28th to RSVP4EST@gmail.com

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Julie Lectures at Notre Dame

On March 7, Julie gave a talk entitled “A Free-Lance Life” for the Film, Television and Theatre Department of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. She also visited Anne Garcia-Romero’s writing workshop to discuss her play TREE, and to work with the writers.

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