Julia O’Brien

Julia O’Brien is an arts administrator with a background in producing, directing, acting, and education. Past Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Babette’s Feast (producer), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (director/producer), The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats (director/producer). As a general manager with Jessimeg Productions, she worked on dozens of shows, including the Drama-Desk Award winning Zero Hour: The Zero Mostel Show. She also worked in programming at the Sheen Center where she had the honor of presenting American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices, and producing Ken  Jennings’ one-man show, The Gospel of John. In 2021, she completed the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.

She’s most inspired when creating exceptional theater experiences for children and families, and she’s thrilled to join the TADA! team to carry on its incredible legacy. Outside of TADA! you’ll find her hiking and birdwatching in Central Park with her family, getting lost in a good book, and taking in live performances of all varieties.