Julianne Davis

Associate Chairperson; Assistant Arts Professor

Julianne Davis

 

 

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.  Her musical TREVOR (music) with (Dan Collins, book & lyrics) for URock Productions based on the Oscar-winning film short received a full production at the Writer’s Theatre, Chicago, Fall 2017.  She is writing the book, music, and lyrics for THE WILLARD SUITCASES, based on the forgotten suitcases of the Willard Asylum for the Chronically Insane. 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 music for LAUTREC AT THE ST. JAMES (John Dietrich, book & lyrics) about the last year in the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. She was commissioned to write “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 and Minetta Lane.  She has contributed four songs to Songs in the Key of Life for Broadway Inspirational Voices’ outreach to the NYC Ronald McDonald House. Julianne is a 2011 Dramatist Guild Fellow, a York Theatre’s NEO 9 emerging writer, and a 2015 Sundance Fellow at UCross. She has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 16).