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About

My name is Julie and I'm so happy you're here! I'm an artist, activist, and storyteller, who has committed her career to fighting for representation, accessibility, and systemic equity in the entertainment industry (and beyond).

 

Outside of acting, I'm the Producing Artistic Director for The Commons, a Los Angeles based production company dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ artists and the founder of The Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival. I also serve as the Managing Director for The Joy Jackson Initiative, working to create systemic equity for BIPOC artists by providing arts leaders with tools for institutional self reflection that help them identify and dismantle white supremacy within their organizations.

Recently, my work as a producer for Victory Fund helped lead to victories for more than 150 LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2020 election cycle — including historic victories for candidates like Mauree Turner, Sarah McBride, Michele Rayner, and many more.

I'm currently working with Deaf West alongside GLAD to help create accessible materials that remove communication barriers and spread vital information and awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine to the Deaf community.

I believe that we all deserve fair and equitable treatment and that together we can create an entertainment industry that celebrates and supports the many different perspectives and experiences that we all bring to the table.

I'm happy to call Los Angeles home (for now) — but I've also got some big Sagittarius energy that's constantly pulling me to new places. In my free time, you might find me hiking through the Los Angeles mountains, covered in clay at the pottery wheel, reorganizing my kitchen cabinets, volunteering with Food Forward, binge watching Madam Secretary (again), or furiously packing for a spontaneous road trip.

So, where to next?

JULIE IS A BOLD AND FEARLESS COLLABORATOR WHO LEADS WITH

UNPARALLELED EMPATHY. ANY TEAM WOULD BE LUCKY TO HAVE HER.

— JER ADRIANNE LELLIOTT

(COEURAGE THEATRE, VICTORY FUND)

Actor

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"JULIE OUELLETTE IS ABSOLUTELY RIVETING."

— The Tolucan Times

Representation

THE WARD AGENCY

Kate Ward | 323.466.7566

UPPER MANAGEMENT

Will Levine | 323.933.2224

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Director

+ VIOLENCE DESIGNER

My work is to be playful, innovative, and deeply human. I love tackling ambitious projects and breaking new ground. Whether examining existing shows in new contexts, or being breathing life into a script for the first time, I love bringing fresh perspectives to the stage. I believe that rehearsal rooms should be brave and collaborative spaces with a balance of relaxed fun and hard work.

As both a director and a violence designer, I prioritize the physical and emotional safety of everyone in the room. Like so many of us, I come from the "Yes, and..." school of training.

 

It has been revolutionary to lead spaces where we prioritize giving performers agency and power to consent. Without fail, I have found that empowered actors make richer and more layered storytelling.

 

Activism

THROUGH ADMINISTRATION

THE COMMONS

Producing Artistic Director

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THE COMMONS

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Action

THROUGH ADMINISTRATION

THE COMMONS

Producing Artistic Director

A Los-Angeles based production company dedicated to uplifting the voices of LGBTQ+ artists and bringing authentic representation to both stage and screen. Founder of The Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival.

DEAF WEST

Producer

Setting the standard for accessibility in the arts by bridging the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds to create groundbreaking and inspiring entertainment experiences using a blend of ASL and spoken English.

THE JOY-JACKSON INITIATIVE

Managing Director

Building a foundation of systemic racial equity in the entertainment industry by providing leaders tools for institutional self-reflection and the guidance they need to create actionable, sustainable changes.

VICTORY FUND

Consulting Producer

The nation's only organization fighting to change the face of American politics and achieve equality for the LGBTQ+ community by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ+ officials at all levels of government.

Support

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Producer

Producing is the rare intersection where the artist and the organizer are on the same level. From spreadsheets to strategic planning, budget projections to public events, I've developed a love for keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. Some of my top skills include:

 

  • Logistics management including ticketing, building an event schedule, and venue scouting

  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships within the community

  • Drafting and executing vendor, contractor, and employee contracts

  • Creating and implementing company processes and protocol

 
 

THE COMMONS is a Los Angeles based production company 

committed to empowering storytellers whose voices and

experiences are often overlooked in the entertainment industry

and to propelling these stories into the mainstream media.

 

By actively bridging the gap between these two worlds,

we're working to create a more inclusive and diverse

entertainment experience. Because representation matters.

 
 

Contact

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