Julia Head

Julia Head

Independent Artist

Julia is a director of theatre, film and audio from Bristol. They are BAD at sitting still or being quiet, so their practice rigorously investigates live work and the MESS, MISTAKES and SPACE that exists within its walls.

Jules is obsessed with RULES (too many of them) and TIME (never enough of it) and how people exist together in opposition to both. They work in collaboration with actors who play games HARD and dance FAST and push EVERYTHING to discover the connection and intimacy needed to survive.

They are the Artistic Director of FullRogue, a theatre company that exists to stress-test the model of new writing. Their debut production of WILD SWIMMING won the Pleasance Regional Partnership award and the Ronald Duncan Award in 2019 and was selected for the Brits Off Broadway 2020. They are the Company Director of Young SixSix that makes professional work with young people. Their first short film, SON OF HELIOS was selected for Prague Indie International and Manchester Lift Off Festival 2023.

They currently have work in development with Bristol Old Vic and The Egg, Bath. They are an Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic, Associate Director of Twisted Theatre, and a trustee of MAYK and Headlong.

Recent Credits include: FLIES by Charlie Josephine (Shoreditch Town Hall), LYSISTRATA (Young SixSix), ROMEO AND JULIET (Bristol Old Vic), I FEEL YOU APART FROM ME by Emer Heatley (Dublin Fringe), MASSIVE by Charlie Josephine (Audible Original Productions).

There is an effusive, contagious sense of buoyancy in Wild Swimming…It’s all incredibly fucking charming – Julia Head’s direction gives Lamb and Baldwin room to be loose and messy, but is precise when it needs to hit certain emotional beats. Exeunt (Wild Swimming)

Deliciously immodest, formally inventive and searingly clever’Audible Review (Massive)