Hi! I'm Julia.

I'm a playwright, performer, fiction writer, and interdisciplinary theatre maker who lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Here's a bio:

"Julia Specht is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer, originally from Massachusetts. Her plays include Oak Tree (Ensemble Studio Theatre), overpass, i believe in a republic in which money has a great deal to say (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and many more. She also holds a creative writing MFA in fiction from CUNY Hunter."

These days, I write about climate change, and I try to do it in a way that won't make you freak out and want to die. I notice in myself that when I have conversations about the environment, or read another report about having only 10 years to act, I'm so full of panic and fear that I can't imagine doing anything. So in my work, I look for ways to keep my viewer's nervous system regulated while we talk about hard things - maybe that's with music, maybe it's with food, maybe it's with funny fictional interludes, maybe it's with breathing exercises. My goal is never to shock, but rather to soften us all enough that it's possible to look hard shit straight in the eyes.

We can't be useful to each other if we're caught in nihilism and fear - my work is about processing those feelings. What I care about is hope, and how we hang onto it. I want people to leave my work feeling like trying is worth it.

If you want to talk about any of this stuff, or about something else, send me an email, I'd love to hear what you have to say: jaspecht@gmail.com

Headshot by Christine Banna