Julia Lopez

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Industry Arts
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Introduction Julia is a poet writer, performance artist, and most importantly a mother, who advocates strongly for the power of the arts in education and social change. Julia was born and raised in the South Bronx, NY to Puerto Rican parents and dedicates her work to them, documenting their struggle to provide a better life for their children who embody the complexity of the 1st generation experience in the US. Julia has written innumerable plays and performance art pieces. She has performed and facilitated Art & Social Change experiences throughout the United States, Mexico, Madrid Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Cuba. Julia a BA in Theater Arts from Wesleyan University, attended the Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT, and the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. Julia was the Board President of the Leeway Foundation (2005-09), Executive Director of Centro Pedro Claver (2006-09), and Director of Education at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (2010-2012). She is presently the Programs Manager for the Philadelphia Jazz Project.
Interests The Arts & Social Justice Fight The Power
Favorite Movies Brother From Another Planet, Coming To America, anything Almodovar-Pepi Luci Bom y Otras Chicas del Monton, Entre Tinieblas, Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto, Its A Wonderful Life, Star Wars, My Cousin Vinny, The Devil Wears Prada, Memento, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 50 First Dates, Anything Charlie Chaplan, and so much more. I Love Movies!
Favorite Music Old School Hip Hop Latin American and Caribbean Jazz Avant Garde
Favorite Books The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle