Julia B. Rosenblatt is a Co-Founder and the Artistic Director of HartBeat Ensemble. HartBeat is an award winning ensemble theater company whose mission is to create provocative theater that connects the community beyond traditional barriers of class, race, geography and gender. NYTheatre.com has called HartBeat a "rare theatrical experience that is equal parts intelligent, funny, moving, important and innovative."
While with HartBeat, Julia has co-written and performed in almost a dozen productions. In 2011, Julia wrote the critically praised Flipside, which received 2012 Best New Ensemble Work at the NY International Fringe Festival. Her latest work, Gross Domestic Product, is a musical that explores motherhood in the "post-feminist” era. In addition to her playwriting and performance work, Julia is a recognized theater educator and has taught Theater of the Oppressed workshops throughout the United States, Nicaragua and Mexico. At HartBeat, she has developed a unique approach to civic learning while teaching theater skills at a high level for young adults, which has evolved into HartBeat’s acclaimed Youth Play Institute (YPI). Julia lives with her husband, two children and the rest of the “Scarborough 11,” an intentional community residing on Scarborough Street in Hartford.