Julius Galacki received his MFA from the Playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama, his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and another Masters degree from the interdisciplinary Gallatin School at NYU (with additional screenwriting classes at the UCLA Extension).
Most recently Julius wrote and directed the pitch video for the “All Things Chicken” IndieGoGo fundraising campaign is live. Here’s a short description of the film: This is 30 minute short film set in a “wasteland” of fast food joints and diner dives, two guys talk about profound things in profoundly foolish ways. The film would star Matt Mercer and Drew Nye, DP’ed by Matthew Cooper. Please watch the pitch video even if you can’t contribute:
In February of 2011, his screenplay “PRAY WITH A BULLET” was named a top ten finalist in American Zoetrope’s 2010 Screenplay Contest. And his short film, “FIRST NIGHT”, which he wrote and directed was an official selection of the 2010 Flagstaff and Ventura Film Festivals. It also screened at the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
FIRST NIGHT aired January 12, 2013 at 11 pm on KVCR PBS (channel 9) in the Palms Springs / Riverside / San Bernardino region and will be eventually viewable on the www.shortsshowcase.com website. It can also be viewed on You Tube, the Funny or Die website (over 20,000 hits), or in hi-def on Vimeo.
His monologues appear in all four volumes of the series “Audition Arsenal” published by Smith & Kraus.
His plays have been seen on Theatre Row in New York City, as well as in Philadelphia, New Haven, New Jersey, Hawaii and South Carolina. In Los Angeles area: at the El Portal Theatre, Academy of New Musical Theatre, Third Stage in Burbank, Abbott Kinney Gallery, M Bar, Brewery Arts Colony, Hothouse, the Berg Studio Theatre, etc.
“Black Flamingos” received an Equity reading at the Yale Repertory Theatre with a cast that included Tony nominated actress Amy Ryan and was directed by Obie Award winner Evan Yionoulis.
“A Shadowed Cross” was read by the Aloha Performing Arts Company on the big island of Hawaii in 2010 for their 17th annual play festival.
Additionally, he frequently directs his own plays, as well as by other writers. He will be directing his plays at the Electric Lodge in April of 2013 and the Asylum Lab in June. Both in Los Angeles. Relatively recently, Julius also directed a staged reading of the monologue “A Haunted World” on June 17, 2012 as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and then performed it himself as part of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights annual “In Our Own Voices” festival in Glendale, CA. Additionally, “Five Tigers Go to the Mountain” (a kung fu spoof) in February of 2011 at the Berg Studio Theatre in L.A.
He has also had poetry published, written numerous articles for union newsletters around California, taught creative writing to undergraduates at Yale University and Quinnipiac University, worked as a Script Analyst for USA Films and currently works for Twentieth Century Fox.
He is proud of being a native of Long Branch, New Jersey.
Member of the Dramatists Guild and The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
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