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Julia Devine received her B.A. in Drama from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and her M.F.A. in Acting from Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training in association with the American Repertory Theatre and Moscow Art Theatre School. There, she spent a semester studying in Moscow, Russia. She has also trained with the British-American Drama Academy in Oxford, England and the National Shakespeare Conservatory in NY and served a one-year professional apprenticeship with the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia and a literary internship with Arena Stage in Washington. She was a founding member of Crescendo Theatre Company in Philadelphia where she did everything from writing grants and adapting plays to performing.
Devine has worked professionally as an actress (film, stage, and commercials) in Washington, DC, Toronto, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Moscow and Los Angeles. In addition to acting, she is an accomplished musician (piano and accordion) and has composed original music for plays such as Twelfth Night and Brecht’s A Man is a Man. (Her characters onstage have often played the accordion!) She has an extensive background in nonprofit arts development and also works as a freelance grant writer and nonprofit consultant, with particular interest in developing a vibrant arts community for the Adirondack Coast. She lived in Los Angeles for six years before moving to Plattsburgh where she now lives with her husband and three sons. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Theatre program.
“Learn your lines, find your mark, look 'em in the eye and tell 'em the truth.”—Jimmy Cagney
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124D
Phone: (518) 564-2323