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Julianne Davis

Associate Chairperson; Assistant Arts Professor

Julianne Wick Davis (composer/lyricist) Received the 2012 Jonathan Larson Award for SOUTHERN COMFORT (music) with Dan Collins (book & lyrics) based on the Sundance award-winning documentary by Kate Davis; The Public Theatre, 2016 (NY Times Critic’s Pick, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Musical); Barrington Stage Company 2013; NAMT 2012 Festival of New Musicals; developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons 2010; developmental production at CAP21 in 2011 received a GLAAD Media Award and was a TimeOut NYC and NY Times Critic’s Pick. THE PEN for Inner Voices 2016 (Dan Collins, book & lyrics) was also a NY Times Critic’s Pick, and will be expanded for Hartford Stage. Her musical TREVOR (music with Dan Collins, book & lyrics) for URock Productions based on the Oscar-winning film short received a production at the Writer’s Theatre, Chicago, Fall 2017. Julianne wrote music and lyrics for WHEN WE MET with Dan Collins (book), 2012 O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, York NEO Development Series reading in 2013, developmental production at CAP21 in 2014, and featured musical in Broadway Close Up at Merkin Hall. She wrote “At the Met” (music and lyrics) for Lonny Price’s Lincoln Center Originals, and “Wear You” and “Down a Thailand Drain” (words and music) for Shakina Nayfack’s MANIFEST PUSSY, as well as “The Stillness of the Office” with Maggie-Kate Coleman (lyrics) for Alexandra Silber’s After Anatevka at Symphony Space. She’s currently writing music and lyrics for a song cycle based on Jon Crispin’s photographs of the Willard Asylum suitcases. Julianne is a 2011 Dramatist Guild Fellow, a York Theatre’s NEO 9 emerging writer, and a 2015 Sundance Fellow at UCross. Julianne has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.