Julie-Kate Cooper

Julie-Kate Cooper

Julie-Kate Cooper has been writing for CVNC since the fall of 2010. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Meredith College in 2012 with a B.A. in Theatre and a K-12 teaching license.

At Meredith, Julie-Kate was President of the student organization, Extra Theatre Company, and a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Honorary Theatre Society. She worked on productions with local companies and youth theatre companies, while also performing and designing as a student at Meredith. She was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Award for her senior capstone role as Prospera in an adaptation of The Tempest and the Barbizon Costume Design Award for her design for Intimate Apparel.

After college she worked in Arts Administration and assistant directing for Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky. Happy to return home, she is now the Managing Director for a local non-profit theatre company in Raleigh and began teaching at a local high school in the fall of 2013.

Julie-Kate is a Goodman Fellow through Leadership Triangle College Edition 2010 and is an advocate for education and the arts.

Articles by Julie-Kate Cooper:

Meredith is Feeding the Plant in Little Shop of Horrors

Musical Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  April 1, 2014

William Peace Theatre Will Wake You Up with Spring Awakeing

Musical Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  February 20, 2014

Trio Brews Up Magic in (Three Man) Tempest for Burning Coal

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  December 5, 2013

2nd of 2 REVIEWS: The Man of La Mancha Journeys to Raleigh

Musical Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  February 9, 2012

Dead Man's Cell Phone Gone Farce at RLT

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  January 20, 2012

Student Company at UNC Takes On a Big, Fun Show

Comedy, Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  December 3, 2011

Caryl Churchill's A Number is One-of-a-Kind

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  September 11, 2011

A Fantastic Farce: Ira David Wood III's New Play, Devon Does Denmark

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  April 17, 2011

The "Near-Future Military Conflict" - A Modernized Ajax

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  April 14, 2011

Temple Theatre Brings back Proof

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  March 4, 2011

1st of Two Reviews: Mixed Messages from Mabou Mines

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  February 27, 2011

Jungalbook Launches RLT's Youth Series

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  November 7, 2010

August Wilson's Fences Raises the Bar at PlayMakers

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  October 30, 2010

Towne Players of Garner Offers Curious Savage

Theatre Review by Julie-Kate Cooper,  October 14, 2010