An award winning writer and theatre producer, her plays have also been variously nominated and shortlisted for (among others) 20th Mayer-Whitworth Award, the Verity Bargate Award, BBC Evening Play Series development award. The Alfred Bradley Award, the Bruntwood Theatre Award. In The Red Room was Jury Nominated for the Whitbread London Fringe Theatre Award (for best production).
Other published writing includes journal articles and contributions to books about contemporary performance practice. Anthology collections and text based art projects.
Julie has worked with such luminaries as Hermann Nitsch Genesis P-Orridge, Lindsey Kemp, Malcolm Poynter, Trestle Theatre Company, the Techno Twins, The Enid...
She is the sole performer of interactive works for the BODYCODER System. These range from large theatrical pieces such as Spiral Fiction commissioned by Digital Summer & Commonwealth Games, Manchester) to shorter concert pieces. Commissioned works include Cyborg Dreaming (Science Museum, London) Lifting Bodies (Trafo, Budapest New Wave Festival) Zeitgeist (KlangArt). Hexis was recently premiered at ImproTech Festival, Athens.
Julie is currently exploring the creation of figurative sculpture using natural and found materials, texted based installations, and continues to create screen based digital image and projection works.
Much of her practice has a strong psychological and social-political story context.
Early performance/body art works (up to 1998) were presented at Art London International, Basel Art Fair, London Design Centre, Bath Art Fair, Fresh Art, ICA London, The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh. etc...
Advanced acting and directing, script writing and interactive performance skills. Julie guest lecture at a number of HE institutions including: Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Athens University, as well as in theatre and festival settings.
She has created a number of national in-industry professional practice mentoring schemes in association with Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She continues to mentor a number of young professionals and companies helping them to bridge the gap between training and professional practice.
“Bokowiec is a writer who combines fierce political concern with a quirky humour and warmth that is immediately engaging." (David Tucker – Director)
"Bodycoder opens a domain of cyborg art that exceeds the human without simply rejecting it" (Drew Hemment MUTE)
"Powerful, evocative, magical music theatre" (Athens, ImproTech 2019)
- An inspirational teacher with great warmth, generosity and energy.
- Her skills and insights are immense. She opened my eyes and made me think more deeply about my work.
(various students & artists)