Photo by Alexandru Steau

​​​​ Julia Ainsworth

Theatre Artist & Arts Educator


I'm a Montreal-based playwright, director, producer and arts educator with fifteen years of experience working at the intersection of performing arts and education. My works have appeared in Montreal (Centaur Theatre, Shortstanding Festival, Segal Centre, Theatre St. Catherine), Toronto (Summerworks Festival, Alchemy Theatre, Studio 102 Theatre), Wakefield and Hudson, Qc and Stratford, Ontario (Springworks Festival).

Recently, I co-wrote and produced  "Meet Me" in collaboration with Rosaruby Kagan, presented by the Live Action Theatre and Teesri Duniya Theatre. This audience-interactive, branching narrative play premiered on the McGill campus in the fall of 2022 with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts Montreal, Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec and the iMpacts SSHRC project "Meet Me" was nominated for six Montreal English Theatre Awards and won in three categories (Outstanding Contribution to Theatre, Outstanding Independent Production and Best Lead Performance). 

As an arts educator, I have developed pedagogical resources published by the Canadian Cultural Human Resources Council,  Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, and The Grand Theatre.