Julia Judge has been to Ireland so many times that she can’t remember the number. The artistic administrator at Lincoln Center Theater in New York was brought up on the “Irish Riviera” - Rockaway Beach, Queens.
Judge’s maternal grandparents were born in counties Kerry and Wexford, and Judge says her Irish Catholic heritage defines her.
“It’s impossible to hide my red hair and freckles,” she jokes.
Judge’s Irish heritage also is tied in with her profession. “As I grew up, Irish theater and films consumed me. When I began to work in the arts, both in film and in theater, I recognized a kind of storytelling I had heard about most of my life but never really understood. Irish culture started to make sense of my childhood world. My love of the arts and my love of Ireland intertwined,” says Judge.
An Irish passport holder, Judge is a member of the Advisory Council of the Irish Repertory Theatre, a voting member of BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), and an associate producer of “Pete’s Meteor,” a 35 mm feature film shot entirely in Ireland.
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