Julie Fishell is an award-winning actor and teacher. Ms. Fishell graduated from The Juilliard Drama Division (Group XIX) where she received the Michel and Suria St. Denis Prize for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. She has appeared Off-Broadway, Regionally and with National and International Tours. Stages include The Public Theatre (NYC), The Lark (NYC), Manhattan Class Company (NYC) and Theatre for a New Audience (NYC), Chautauqua Theatre Company (NY) Hartford Stage (CT), The Kennedy Center (DC), Virginia Stage Company (VA), and the Moscow Art Theatre (МХАТ Russia). Ms. Fishell is honored to have worked alongside actors Laura Linney, Tim Blake Nelson, Matthew Broderick, Ellen Burstyn and Jean Stapelton and mentored with directors and teachers including Michael Wilson, Gene Saks, Bartlett Scher, Michael Kahn, Wendy Goldberg, Dominique Serrand, Christopher Hanna, Joseph Haj, Davis McCallum, Bonnie Raphael, Libby Appel, Oleg Tabakov, John Stix, Robert Neff Williams, John Patrick and Moni Yakim. Ms. Fishell has appeared in numerous productions including Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, Private Lives, The Real Thing, August: Osage County, Arms and the Man, God of Carnage, Cabaret, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Tempest (Prospero), The Other Place, In the Next Room, Angels in America, Beckett’s Happy Days, The Cherry Orchard, The Importance of Being Earnest, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, Doubt, Frozen, Side Man, A Delicate Balance, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Little Night Music and Assassins. She is a dedicated member of Actor’s Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild.
As a teaching professional, Ms. Fishell is the recipient of both the Tanner and Johnston Awards for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she serves as professor of Acting and Directing. For nearly 20 years Ms. Fishell has developed particular expertise in teaching Stanislavsky-based Technique, Directing, and acting the works of Chekhov and Shakespeare in professional and academic settings. Directing includes Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, Tim Robbins’ Dead Man Walking, Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest, Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, originals works by the NC Women’s Prison Writing and Performance Project, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sophocles’ Antigone, Brian Friel’s Translations and the musicals Urinetown, Oliver!, Mahagonny Songspiel and Brecht/Balanchine’s The Seven Deadly Sins.