J. Julian Christopher joined the Conservatory in 2020. Christopher is a Queer, Puerto Rican, and Dominican playwright.
His playwriting awards include the 2009 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, the 2014 Best New Work Motif Award, the 2015 Queens Arts Council Grant, the 2017 and 2018 Pipeline Theatre Company PlayLab, the 2018 La Guardia Community College’s LGBTQ History Project Grant, and the Class of 2025 New Dramatist Residency.
Christopher’s productions include Man Boobs (Pride Films & Plays, 2011), Nico Was a Fashion Model (Counter-Productions Theatre Company, 2013), Animals Commit Suicide (First Floor Theater, 2015), Locusts Have No King (INTAR, 2016) and Bundle of Sticks (INTAR, 2020). Acting credits include TBA (by Carla Ching), Holiday Movies (directed by Liz Swados), and The Karaoke Show (directed by Diane Paulus).
He was the book writer for LatinXoxo, a musical written for Venezuelen artist Migguel Anggelo at Joe's Pub in 2019. Other plays include Alligator Mouth, anOTHER, ¡OSO FABULOSO! & The Bear Backs, Julio Down by the Schoolyard, and Bruise & Thorn (2018 PlayPenn Conference). He is a coproducer and cowriter of the hit web series Bulk-The Series. He holds an M.F.A. in acting from the New School for Drama.