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Two young women kiss tenderly onstage in front of a bed cluttered with moving boxes and pillows.

"Julia's compassion, relatability, and kindness make her so well suited for intimacy direction. For actors who aren't well versed in intimacy, it can be an intimidating or frightening process. She approached it with humor and tenderness and made it very comfortable." -Sam Cocco, actor

"This was my first time working with an ID on a project, and I firmly believe her work made a huge difference in the final product and how it was received by the audience." -Eric Mansfield, playwright

"Felger and Achkar have a strong chemistry in this intimate play." -Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal

"Starting the rehearsal process with group exercises aimed specifically at giving us a common language and ownership of our own comfort level was extremely useful. Every exercise felt like it had a purpose, and allowed me to have agency in the rehearsal space." -Matt Gittins, actor

Intimacy Director

Julia has intimacy directed 30 productions (and counting) throughout Ohio at the following theatres:

  • Rubber City Theatre (where she is the Resident Intimacy Director)

  • Cain Park

  • Ensemble Theatre

  • convergence-continuum

  • Ohio Shakespeare Festival

  • Cleveland Public Theatre’s Test Flight

  • LatinUs Theater

  • Broadview Heights Spotlights

  • The University of Akron

  • Ohio Northern University

  • Dobama Theatre (upcoming)


Certified Intimacy Director, Intimacy Directors and Coordinators


Teaching Artist and Curriculum Developer with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, 2022-2024


Extensive Intimacy Training through Intimacy Directors and Coordinators and Theatrical Intimacy Education. See CV for details.

Mental Health First Aid Certified

Extensive Training in the following areas:

  • Active Bystander

  • Advocacy/Diversity/Implicit Bias

  • Meditation/Conflict Resolution

  • Teaching Pedagogy/Group Facilitation

  • Mental Health/Resiliency

See CV for details

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