Theatre and Audio
I have been on stage for as long as I can remember. My mother was an opera singer, and my father was a director so I was ‘born in a trunk’, as the saying goes. There is almost nowhere I feel as at home as I do when I’m in a theatre.
As a performer, I’ve appeared Off Broadway and in some of the top regional theatres in the US, and originated roles in world premieres by everyone from Theresa Rebeck to Stephen Schwartz. I’ve built my career on my versatility and love tackling roles in classical plays as well as new works and have won awards in San Francisco and Denver and been nominated in LA for my performances.
I am currently a proud member of SAG/AFTRA as well as Actors Equity Association, and an associate artist of The Pacific Resident Theatre as well as a member of The Actors Center, NYC.
As an Audiobook narrator, I’m currently on the rosters at Audible and Brickshop Audiobooks and have recorded scores of titles.
I’ve spent the last 15 years as an educator in the theatre world, creating programming for numerous organizations nationwide. For information on my Shakespeare performance course for Kindergarten and First Graders, Living Shakespeare; or my college-level course Breaking Into The Booth: The Business and Craft of Audiobooks, please email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view my complete teaching resume here:
THE FRONT ROW “What We’re Up Against”
Actors Julia Motyka and Nancy Lemenager talk about the Alley Theatre’s new production of What We’re Up Against by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Theresa Rebeck. This latest of her dark comedies explores the ways sexism remains entrenched in the workplace, as women are pitted against each other in the boys’ club atmosphere of a prestigious architectural firm. HPM STAFF | POSTED ON MAY 25, 2012
".....the expert impersonations, including those by Julia Motyka and Emily Trask, talented actresses who play Gwendolen and Cecily, frisky fugitives from Wilde’s play."
"In a reversal of sorts, when Richard propositions Queen Elizabeth to woo her young daughter on his behalf, the Queen (played with sly ambition by sinewy Julia Motyka) turns on him. "