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). He is a member of Film Independent, the Dramatists Guild, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and Safehouse, a writers and actors’ group in Los Angeles.
In development is LIMPING TOWARDS BABYLON , a feature film dramedy about five roommates all love someone who’s in love with another, till a professor’s plagiarism unleashes a cascade of secret yearning. (for more click on the link)
His most recent completed projected is “ALL THINGS CHICKEN”, a 29 minutet film which he wrote, directed and produced and was based on his play of the same name.
Other major projects include the action-adventure-comedy screenplay in the vein of a modern day Indiana Jones, called “THE LOST TREASURE OF THE MAYANS” – see that page for a fuller description and Happenings on the home page for the latest awards it’s received. His other other award winning screenplay is “PRAY WITH A BULLET” which was named a top ten finalist in American Zoetrope’s 2010 Screenplay Contest.
His first short film “FIRST NIGHT” was shown at festivals, nominated for a web award and was broadcast on the Palm Springs (CA) PBS station KVCR.
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 Electric Lodge, the El Portal Theatre, Theatre Asylum, Asylum Lounge Theatre, Academy of New Musical Theatre, Third Stage in Burbank, Abbott Kinney Gallery, the M Bar, Brewery Arts Colony, the 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.
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.
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