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Julie Phan

Protégé, 2023

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Julie Phan is going goblin-mode. She travels between Toronto and Montreal practicing as a writer-performer, arts manager and stripper. Julie’s writing is openly hostile, characterized by her aggressive tone, off-beat sense of humor and frenetic lines of thought to explore agency, relationality and power struggle as a Vietnamese-Hoklo woman; counterpointed by her intimate understanding of people and unique somatic insights from her experience in dance performance.

She has been recognized as a writer by the Playwrights Guild of Canada (Robert Beardsley Award 2019), Major Matt Mason Collective (Wildfire National Playwriting Competition, 2021), the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund (Young Canadian Playwright Award, 2022), and Tarragon Theatre (RBC Emerging Playwright Award, 2023). Julie is best known for disappointing her father as well as her work with fu-GEN asian theatre company (double bill, fearless).

She is currently an artist in residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

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