Alabama-born Juli Crockett received her BFA at NYU’s Tisch School and her MFA (Directing) at CalArts where she wrote and directed her thesis production [or, the whale], inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick. The text of [or, the whale] was presented at Hofstra University’s Moby Dick 2001 conference, and used for the TENT group’s inaugural production in Portland, Maine.
Upon entering Graduate school, Crockett simultaneously began competing as an amateur boxer, winning District and National titles. After graduation, she turned pro, enjoying a short but impressive undefeated boxing career of 3-0, with 2 KOs as a lightweight. In 2003 she retired from boxing and started an alt-country/Americana band, The Evangenitals, producing multiple albums, writing hundreds of songs, and traveling the country extensively. Her exhaustive performing schedule is interwoven with equally passionate attention to ongoing vocations as playwright and director, while pursuing her PhD.
Crockett’s Orpheus Crawling was performed as part of the NOW Fest at the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles, and her work, The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First, inspired by the writings of the Spanish philosopher Miguel Unamuno, was featured in Los Angeles’ cutting edge theater festival “Edgefest”, the Explorer Series at the 24th Street Theater in Los Angeles, and traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As a composer, she recently created/performed the live score for Robert Cucuzza’s Cattywampus (REDCAT, South Coast Rep) with husband/composer Michael Feldman, and will be writing/performing original music for Marissa Chibas’ new work Hitchcock’s Purses.