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Northwestern School of Communication

Julie Marie Myatt

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Creating plays that celebrate nature, represent gender equality, and/or healing from war. Plays that seek new ways to invite the audience in to participate in the story-telling through action or song.



Area(s) of Expertise

Julie Marie Myatt

Julie Marie Myatt’s plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc, and Samuel French. Some of her productions include: Birder and John is a father premiered in repertory at The Road Theatre in Los Angeles. The Happy Ones premiered at South Coast Repertory, and won the LA Drama Critic Circle’s Ted Schmitt Award for Outstanding New Play, and was produced at the Magic Theatre in 2013. Her play Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kennedy Center as part of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. Her play Someday, premiered as part of Cornerstone Theater’s Justice Cycle. Her play My Wandering Boy premiered at South Coast Repertory in the 2007, was part of Pacific Playwrights Festival, and was also produced in New York as part of the 2007 Summer Play Festival. Boats On A River premiered at the Guthrie Theater, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and was recorded for the LA Theatre works radio play series, “The Play’s The Thing”. Her ten-minute play, Mr. and Mrs. premiered at the 2007 Humana Festival. Her play The Sex Habits of American Women was produced by the Guthrie Theater, among others, and premiered at the Magic Theatre. Her work has been commissioned, developed and/or seen at Yale Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Rep, Cherry Lane, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, LAByrinth Theater Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, ACT Seattle, Roundabout, and Steppenwolf, among others. She received a Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, a McKnight Advancement Grant, Mark Taper Forum Fadiman Award, and a Master Playwright Residency – Michener Center for Writers and Department of Theatre and Dance, UT/Austin. She is an Alumni of New Dramatists, a member of Cornerstone Theater Ensemble, 2008-2013, and was the Mellon Playwright in Residence at South Coast Repertory 2013-2016.


BS, English, Appalachian State University

Recent Awards and Honors

Galbut Outstanding Teaching Award 2022


  • Playwriting I – Intro to Playwriting
  • Playwriting II – Active Listening
  • Family Portrait
  • Nature Plays
  • Craft of Character
  • Cheap and Funny Plays
  • Plays with Music