Julie Zaffarano


Julie Zaffarano is a Philadelphia playwright who believes everyone’s lives are made of a myriad of stories.  Most recent: The PlayMakers, produced by What If? Productions, South Carolina, 2017 (Winner in the 2016 What If? Productions Playwrights Festival Best New Work); Destiny is a Careless Waiter, Pittsburgh New Work Festival (Winner, Best Production); Turkey Baby with Juniper Productions (reading); Not So Charming, R-Act Productions; Inside Out, ReVamp Collective. Scheduled production: Naughty Marietta (Revised 2018), new book, Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra, Spring 2019.

Recent recognitions and readings:  Semi Finalist, 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (Kentucky Lemonade); Winner, Maryland Ensemble Theatre (METLab) 2017 Festival; Winner Best Production, Pittsburgh New Works Festival; “Playwright of the Month,” A Work in Progress Theatre, Baltimore; “Readings at the Drake” PlayPenn series (Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia); Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC) Playwrights Showcase; Cloverdale Playhouse, Winner “Page to Stage Contest; Kentucky Lemonade (reading), Town and Country Players; Semi Finalist, 2017 Dayton FutureFest; Honorable Mention, Ohio State University New Play Fest; Finalist, Villanova University 2016 Sue Winge Playwriting Competition; Finalist for the Strange Sun Theatre Greenhouse 2016; and Semi-Finalist for Actors Theatre of Charlotte Nuvoices. Short works have been presented by Pittsburgh New Work Festival, Juniper Productions, RL Productions, Town and Country Players, South Street Players, Plays & Players, ReVamp Collective, and Everyone’s Theatre Company.

Julie is a member of Dramatist Guild, Philadelphia Dramatists Center, and the Minneapolis Playwrights Center.  She holds two Masters Degrees: MA in Classical Studies and an MS in Organization Science from Villanova University.  She lives in Broomall, PA with her husband, Dave, and loves spending time with their five children.