We had the good fortune of connecting with Julia Stier and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julia, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
You hear a lot about how cut-throat the entertainment industry is – and that can be true – but there is also a lot of kindness. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful, talented, compassionate, and inspiring people in this field. There is actually a lot more camaraderie than people realize. My fellow actors and I realize that we are all in this together. We celebrate each others’ wins, we connect and help where we can, and we always, ALWAYS, support one another. It really is a beautiful community.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an LA-based actress, playwright, and comedian. Acting-wise, I have had the opportunity to perform on stages in Los Angeles, New York City, San Antonio, and London. Due to my work with Theatricum Botanicum, I am an Equity Membership Candidate, and most recently appeared in their production of “The Skin of Our Teeth,” which was nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle’s McCulloh Award for Best Revival. As a part of my onscreen work, I hosted CU@USC, which aired in the greater Los Angeles area. On CU@USC — a live, 30-minute talk show — and had the opportunity to interview many industry professionals, including actors Yara Shahidi (Black-ish, Grown-ish) and Jacqueline Tobloni (The L Word, Grimm), and Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford (writer of Footloose). As a comedian, I have performed at The Comedy Store and The Complex Theatre, and am co-creator of the sketch comedy duo, Adult Children. When cities across the country began to shut down, my older brother, Andrew, and I had to leave our homes in Austin and Los Angeles to move back in with our parents here in San Antonio. To keep ourselves sane – and share some laughter while in lockdown – we created the online sketch comedy channel Adult Children. Under this name, we release short, digestible sketches that take a light-hearted look at the troubles of quarantine. We chronicle the funny, frustrating, and factual tribulations that occur when two grown siblings move back home because of a global pandemic. In 2018, my original one-act play “Last Night in Town” had its Off-off Broadway premiere at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in NYC. I have also worked extensively with It’s Personal, creating solo performance pieces. To share what I have learned, I created Players, Performers, & Portrayers, a resource guide for young actors. I received my BA in Theatre and a minor in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California!
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Every time my parents are in town, I take them to see a show at Rockwell Table & Stage. The food is great, the performances are fantastic, and we always have a good time! When friends visit from out of town, we always spend Saturday night dancing at one of our favorite themed bars! Top picks include Break Room 86, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, and Tramp Stamp Granny’s.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To all of my mentors, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for your encouragement, for sharing your knowledge, and for your love and guidance. Special shoutout to the Hero Theatre mentorship program, which taught me so much about myself and the industry, and introduced me to so many amazing people.