Julia Pascal is a playwright and theatre director. She was the first woman to direct at the National Theatre. Her texts mainly focus on Jewish history and culture. They are published by Oberon Books and Faber. Productions of her dramas have been in the UK, the US and continental Europe. Julia is Director of Pascal Theatre Company which produces new plays and also runs educational programmes. Most notable is the Heritage Lottery Funded film archive Jewish Mothers & Daughters and The Secret Listener. Both are housed at The British Library. She was Writer in Residence at The Wiener Library, the University of York and Kingston University and was awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology & The Arts. In 2015 she has been commissioned to write From Fact To Fiction for BBC Radio, her satire on the French National Front, St Joan, is touring and her play Crossing Jerusalem, is at The Park Theatre in August.
In 2014, she was a Judge for the Pears UKJF Short Film Fund competition.