2020 GPAF Artists’ Award in Spoken Word
“All the World’s a Stage: A Guilford Love Story”
Fitzpatrick interviewed more than 70 Guilford residents to create her spoken-word piece, which interweaves Shakespeare’s insights with pandemic tales and local love stories. “All the World’s a Stage” examines love in its many forms—showing how and where it can show up in places obvious and unexpected, and how it has the capacity to lift up and unite people.
The show will feature five female performers who represent many diverse facets of the Guilford community: Stephanie Little Brown, Dana Canaveri, Alice Chen, Victoria Newman and Meg Teape. Christina Stevens will provide ASL (sign language) interpretation.
About Julie Fitzpatrick
Julie Fitzpatrick is an actress and writer. She grew up in Guilford, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained an MFA at the American Conservatory Theatre. She has acted in New York City and regionally, in theater, television and short films.
She’s a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York and of the Guilford Poets Guild in her hometown. She performed her solo show 77 U-Turn at the 2019 Guilford Performing Arts Festival.