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Julie Hébert

Writer Julie Hébert is an award-winning playwright and theater director and author of the original stage play, Ruby's Bucket of Blood. Since the play was first produced at the San Diego Repertory Company in 1992, she has gone on to become a screenwriter as well. Her work has been honored with numerous awards and prestigious grants, including NEA Playwrighting and Directing Fellowships as well as a Rockefeller Commission.

Hébert wrote the screenplay for Female Perversions, starring Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She wrote the script for the telefilm All American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story.

Hébert's plays include St. Joan and the Dancing Sickness, Almost Asleep, the 1999 PEN Center West Award-winning drama The Knee Desires the Dirt, and True Beauties, which won the Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

She has directed numerous stage plays, including playwright Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, in Los Angeles and on tour in Japan, as well as productions for Steppenwolf, Provincetown Playhouse, LaMaMa, and the Magic Theatre.

Hébert was the Artistic Producing Director for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, producer of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and an Adjunct Associate Professor for the UCLA MFA Theater Program.

She is currently a staff writer for the hit television drama Third Watch.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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