Julie Lawrence-Edsell

Co-Head of BFA Acting, Associate Professor

Acting - BFA Acting


Julie is an actress, director, audiobook narrator, published author and Associate Professor of BFA Acting at the Pace School of Performing Arts, Pace University, NYC.  She received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BA from the UCLA Dept. of Theatre, Film and Television. Film and TV credits include The Last, Concussion (Sundance 2013, 2014 GLAAD Media Award), Happy Yummy ChickenChosen (short), Madam SecretaryLaw & Order–SVULaw & Order–CIAll My ChildrenKidnappedSix DegreesThird Watch, and Bull (pilot). Directing credits include Eurydice, As You Like It and The Importance of Being Earnest (Pace), The Seagull, As You Like It, Pretty Theft, and The Vagina Monologues (Montclair State U).  Julie has appeared Off and Off-Off-Broadway with En Garde Arts, at La Mama E.T.C., HB Playwrights Studio, the Vineyard Theatre, the Ontological Theater, Soho Repertory Theatre, HERE.  Regionally she has worked at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theater Co., Old Globe Theatre, City Theater Co., Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Hollywood Bowl and Royce Hall UCLA. Julie hosted her podcast called FainTalk available on SoundCloud and produced by Shrink Wrap Media. Julie’s series One-Hour Shakespeare (16 plays in four genre collections) is recently published by Routledge – Taylor and Francis Group.