Jules Pashall is a devised theatre director, collaborator, teacher and healer with over a decade of experience, living and working in the East Bay Area. She comes to California from Boston by way of Austin, where she worked as the Artistic Director of Changing Lives Youth Theatre, Associate Director of Teen Programs at Creative Action and Assistant Director of True Colors Theatre Troupe. Outside of her work with youth, she has been directing performance collectives that create devised theatre focusing on issues of identity and social justice; particularly around race, LGBTQ issues, intersectionality and stigma towards fat and non-normative bodies. Her most recent project, "FAT: the play" won Austin's Frontera Fringe Festival and is being made into a film.
Jules is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is excited to incorporate her healing techniques into her teaching and to support young people in finding their own voices and telling their own stories.