Julie Salverson is a playwright and educator.
Julie's plays and librettos include Thumbelina (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Over the Japanese Sea (Tapestry New Opera), Boom (a clown play about land mines), with Patricia Fraser (youth groups in Canada, U.S. and Thailand) and The Haunting of Sophie Scholl (Queen's University).
Essays on witnessing, testimony, and ethics have been published in book anthologies and journals including Theatre, Theatre Research in Canada, Theatre Topics, and Canadian Theatre Review. She is writing the libretto for Shelter, a clown opera about the atomic bomb composed by Juliet Palmer, produced by Tapestry New Opera Works (Toronto).
Julie is also working on a book, Witnessing A Tragic World: Theatre, Testimony and the Courage to be Happy. She also has spent many years working with communities building plays and performance projects from their stories (http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/playwright/julie-salverson).
She is currently teaching at the Queen's University.