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Julie Ray

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Department Head

Julie Ray has 20 years of experience designing scenery for theatre, film and television. She has designed scenery for feature films including Love & Other DrugsAbduction, & 13 Days. Television credits include X-FilesBabylon 5Crusade and various television movies. For live theatre, Julie has designed for PICT Theatre, Quantum Theatre, and Prime Stage in Pittsburgh. She has also designed for museums, theme parks, churches, and retail establishments.

  • M.F.A., University of California, Irvine
  • B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Articles Featuring Julie Ray

This upcoming Tuesday (January 16) we will be holding a start-of-semester meeting for Theatre majors and minors involved in department or student organization productions. This meeting is mandatory and will discuss a range of production-related topics.…

Along with her responsibilities as Department Head, Professor Julie Ray somehow still found time to serve as Scenic Designer for the recently-opened Beautiful: The Carole King Musical for Aurora Theatre. MFA candidates Jack Stoffel and Cody…

Costume Designer Cathy Parrott (MFA 2005) Visit

Sept. 11 @ 11:00AM

Associate Professor Julie Ray, an established theatre and film practitioner, has been appointed to head the Department of Theatre & Film Studies. The appointment takes effect August 1.

Aurora Theatre, co-founded by Department of Theatre & Film Studies alumnus Anthony Rodriguez, will be producing the world-premiere of a new farce by playwright Chris Anthony Ferrer called Swindlers.

This Spotlight on the Arts event brings together five UGA faculty from the Grady and Franklin Colleges to discuss their recent work on the short film "American Triptych," written and directed by Booker T. Mattison (Entertainment and Media…

In collaboration, Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Walton High School will host a series of guest live presentations by top-notch theatre visionaries on Zoom Webinar during the Spring semester of 2021. The guests…

The Southeastern Theatre Conference is a bastion of Theatre networking opportunities for professional theatre practitioners and students alike, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

While the bustling theatre scene in Atlanta has its fair share of artisans, theatres still utilize current UGA faculty and graduate students for their productions, not to mention the alumni who occupy both the spotlight and backstage areas. …

Events featuring Julie Ray

Topic: Designing Men with Money

Meeting ID: 924 6291 8384

Fine Arts Theatre

A start-of-the-year soirée to introduce (or reintroduce) new and returning Theatre majors to the Department. Head Julie Ray will make a few opening remarks along with various departmental representatives. Immediately following, join us on stage for pizza and mingling - all while learning about the various student organizations within the department!

We hope…

Room 400

Led by Department Head Julie Ray and Performance Area Chair George Contini. A discussion of new department protocols and procedures for rehearsal and production settings. Meeting for any students (graduate and undergraduate) with an interest in working in future UGA Theatre productions in any capacity. 

My Graduate Students

Nicky Tomlin

MFA Scenic Design

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