Julie Weinberg

Julie Weinberg

JULIE WEINBERG’S plays include Bad Daughter, Face It and Starring America. Bad Daughter has just been awarded the 2016-17 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting. Among her numerous short plays are “The Eleven O’clock Number”, “The Teller’s Tale”, “Is It Cold In Here?” and “Fault”. Julie Weinberg’s work has been produced and/or developed by ATHE, The Warner Theater Festival, The Actors...
JULIE WEINBERG’S plays include Bad Daughter, Face It and Starring America. Bad Daughter has just been awarded the 2016-17 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting. Among her numerous short plays are “The Eleven O’clock Number”, “The Teller’s Tale”, “Is It Cold In Here?” and “Fault”. Julie Weinberg’s work has been produced and/or developed by ATHE, The Warner Theater Festival, The Actors Studio, Ramapo College Emerging Playwrights, Brooklyn’s Gallery Players and Spokane’s KYRS Radio. She was a national finalist for the 2015 Kennedy Center ACTF and again for her play, the Eleven O'Clock Number in 2016 as well as a finalist in Singapore’s Short & Sweet festival. For the screen, Julie wrote Me and Tess, featured as part of Harvardwood’s 2011 Pilot Season Survival Guide. She is a co-writer of Deserter, a feature film directed by Martin Huberty and starring Tom Hardy. Julie is a founding member of the Ninth Floor, a collective of professional writers and actors in New York City, currently in its sixth season. Julie was a Guest Artist at the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive and a recent graduate of Lesley University’s MFA Program in Writing for Stage and Screen. Julie has been a lifelong actress and singer, commencing that career as the winner of her fourth grade talent show. Julie is a proud member of Actors Equity, SAG and the Dramatist Guild.

Plays

  • Bad Daughter
    It's nearly Christmas and Maddie is summoned home from Paris to deal with a family in crisis. Her father is sick with a mysterious ailment, her mother hysterical with worry and her angry brother and his irritating girlfriend only make things worse. Her girlfriend’s arrival from Paris turns up the heat on issues that are already at a slow boil. In this comedy about food, family and death, Maddie battles...
    It's nearly Christmas and Maddie is summoned home from Paris to deal with a family in crisis. Her father is sick with a mysterious ailment, her mother hysterical with worry and her angry brother and his irritating girlfriend only make things worse. Her girlfriend’s arrival from Paris turns up the heat on issues that are already at a slow boil. In this comedy about food, family and death, Maddie battles to remain true not only to herself, but to the complex family she both deplores and loves.
  • Face It or The Transmogrification of Eliza Kline
    At forty-five and three quarters, Eliza Kline is not a star of stage and screen. She is not happily married with children. Eliza is an also-ran actress/singer who secretly works a tour guide on a double decker bus in New York City. She is desperate to figure out where she went wrong. When her agent gets her into a reality show contest with a prize of a free facelift, she thinks she may have found a way to...
    At forty-five and three quarters, Eliza Kline is not a star of stage and screen. She is not happily married with children. Eliza is an also-ran actress/singer who secretly works a tour guide on a double decker bus in New York City. She is desperate to figure out where she went wrong. When her agent gets her into a reality show contest with a prize of a free facelift, she thinks she may have found a way to have everything she’s been cheated of. All she has to do is give the tour of a lifetime and prove to the surgeon she deserves this second chance. But the course to a free facelift never does run smooth. Between the angry best friend, the troubled and neglected stage mother, and the schmuck boyfriends, of past and present, the path to the big win is littered with problems. In this dark and hyper-real comic fable, we take Eliza’s tour and decide with her what it takes to be a winning female in today’s America.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number
    After many ominous texts from his wife Gigi, Dan takes a weekend leave from his job as a cruise ship crooner to see if he can head off a marital shipwreck. There is big trouble in Brooklyn. A nearly empty apartment and a female more demanding than his wife make this homecoming a stormy one. Is this marriage sunk?
  • You're Not the Type
    It’s 1940 and the Great Depression is over, but not for Vivian Lande. After years of Broadway roles in that nearly defunct genre, the “society play”, she desperately seeks her comeback, but even her faithful agent can’t resuscitate her dying career. To make matters worse, her niece Dinah is bitten by the acting bug and manages to find the most bohemian charlatan in New York to teach her. Can she save her...
    It’s 1940 and the Great Depression is over, but not for Vivian Lande. After years of Broadway roles in that nearly defunct genre, the “society play”, she desperately seeks her comeback, but even her faithful agent can’t resuscitate her dying career. To make matters worse, her niece Dinah is bitten by the acting bug and manages to find the most bohemian charlatan in New York to teach her. Can she save her niece, and most importantly herself, from a diva’s most dreaded disease, irrelevance?