At Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) we strive to give back to the community by encouraging others to use their God given theatre gifts/talents to help promote positive social change where they live and beyond. At M4GP Inclusion means all!
1: To promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and fellowship between all races of people regardless of their age, race, gender, cultural, sexual, and religious beliefs.
2: To bring the creative works of playwrights from around the world to Ohio at our annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival to promote storytelling and an opportunity for their work to be seen and heard by others outside of their immediate community.
3: To promote local artists of all genres on radio and YouTube channels that we sponsor to help give exposure to their art, thus providing opportunities for them in the theatre community.
M4GP strives to offer an opportunity for all people, especially marginalized people, to see themselves and their stories on stage, to have a place to work, volunteer and perform on stage, in front of a diversed audience, which in turn offers more theatre opportunities for them in the theatre community.
is the Founder/Artistic Director of Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) and the annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) which celebrated ten years in 2022. Julie is a published author, poet, playwright. director, and actor who produces and hosts two radio shows for WGRN.org/FM 91.9. Her short stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies in Ohio. She has been a free-lance writer for the Columbus Free Press for over ten years. Julie was a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Reviewer of Educational Materials for Longbourn Editorial Services.
Julie has written and produced her original plays since 1984. She shares her playwriting, directing, teaching and acting skills with other Central Ohio Theatre companies and was the 1stVice President of Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable 2021-2023. She is a Residence Teaching Artist for CATCO is Kids and was also a Residence Teaching Artist for Columbus Children’s Theatre, teaching acting, playwriting and other theatre skills to youth and young adults. Julie has been a MadLab Young Writers Mentor for high school seniors from 2020 until the present.
Julie was selected to be a member of the first group of Greater Columbus Arts Council GCAC Navigators for 2023.
Julie received the Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Harold Award in 2019 for the Columbus Black Theatre Festival, and was also nominated by Theatre Roundtable for “Excellence in a Leading Role” in 2019 for her role of “Odessa” in Waiting to be Invited and nominated for Best Lead Actor by Broadway World in 2021 for her one-woman performance of her play Diary of Recovering Daughters and in 2022 Best Lead Actor for her performance in "My Dear Brown Skin" at the 10th Columbus Black Theatre Festival. Her one act play "Casting Call" that premiered at the 10th CBTF was presented at the Ohio Civil Rights Commissions 2022 Statewide Conference held in August 2022 in Columbus, Ohio State Office Towers. Julie also wrote "Set the Bail" for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) "When Your Bank Account Determines Your Freedom" 2022 community event.
Julie uses her writings to inspire, encourage and teach. She is a member of New Playwright Exchange.