A QUICK HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

2005

PHILADELPHIA FRINGE FESTIVAL

 

The project started with a blue-ruffled shirt and an ironing board. Julio performed a one-man play that he wrote called "Volcania: The Wedding" about his relationship with his father. The play was the basis of what would become Julio's one-man show. 

2006-2008

STANDUP COMEDY

 

Julio continued to develop the material in standup performances in New York and Los Angeles, trying to mine the funny

from his family stories.

2008-2009

ONE-MAN SHOW

 

Julio wrote and performed his one-man show, Julie from Staten Island, at New York’s Theater Row, playing a 3-week run, followed by one show each month for two years. The show played two special performances at ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood, CA.

New York Times 

Staten Island Advance

GayCities

"Julio talks about his love of words fairly early on in the show, and the wit and dexterity with which he handles his potentially heavy-handed themes is a testament to what that love can do."

— Theatre Is Easy.com, NYC

2012-2015

FILM SCHOOL AT USC

 

Julio pursued his director training at USC and made a series of test films based on the material of his one-man show. Macaroni and Stars, a five-minute comedy, won the audience award at the 2015 Don Thompson LGBT Festival. 

2016

SHORT FILM

 

Julio is proud to present his USC thesis short film, The Julie Stories, the kick-off short to a movie trilogy that has been a long time in the making.