About

about

Julie Asriyan is a multicultural actor, producer and multi-platform artist from NYC by way of many corners of the world. Her creative work extends to film/TV, theater, print photography, writing, movement, web, and mixed-media content. Her recent personal work draws focus on and explores the female experience through transmedia storytelling.

She is a graduate of Pace University (psychology) and the prestigious William Esper Studio  acting conservatory where she studied with Terry Knickerbocker. Julie is a New York Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role. She is a member of Women in the Arts & Media Coalition as well as New York Women in Film and Television.

Julie is the co-creator of Casting Call | The Project, a viral web video project with over 2.6 million views, covered in New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Adweek, Nylon, Vice, BuzzFeed, Cosmo, IndieWire, WifeyTV, LA Magazine to name some, and dubbed "Must Watch video" by RogerEbert.com.

Most recently Julie starred in and associate produced her passion project, an all-female cast production of Jane Shepard plays at the Gene Frankel Theater. Her next project ||BOUND ||, an exhibit and fundraiser of still and moving imagery will take place on March 25, 2017 at New Women Space. 

Highlights

NYIT Nominee

Julie Asriyan nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role by the New York Innovative Theater Awards for her work in Israel Horovitz' Beirut Rocks and The Bump.

Must Watch Video - RogerEbert.com

Julie is the co-creator of viral video project Casting Call | The Project - more than 2.6 million view, covered in over 25 major publications and dubbed Must Watch Video by RogerEbert.com

What's Next?

|| BOUND || exhibit and fundraiser for IRC and Planned Parenthood of NYC. A meditation on the female bond through still and moving imagery. March 25, 2017 New Women Space

Reviews 

TIME OUT NEW YORK 

“InThe Bump,two adult orphans (Julie Asriyan-Piotrowski, Hunter Thore) engaged to others meet cute at a passport office. After bonding over books, they connect on a deeper level. Like Once without songs, the piece strikes a bittersweet chord, an allegory for the regrets we carry throughout our lives.” “The incendiary Beirut Rocks,by far the best of the bunch, ends things with a bang...The antagonists, a Jewish kid from the Bronx and a Palestine-born but U.S.-raised woman, are played by the couple from The Bump, making their hostility even more powerful and disheartening. By the end, you sympathize with and are terrified of both of them—a fitting metaphor for the never-ending Israeli-Arab conflict.”-Raven Snook, Time Out

BACKSTAGE

“The evening, directed by Mia Walker, really takes hold in the final piece, "Beirut Rocks,"...Horovitz packs a lot of political commentary into the script, but it's character-driven, and under Walker's tight direction the four actors—Hunter Thore, Dan Catomeris, Lyle Friedman, and Julie Asriyan—give it terrific veracity and immediacy. It's gut-grabbing theater...”

“"The Bump" is new, a slight but telling curtain raiser, an amusing lamentation about lost opportunity and fickle fate...Asriyan and Thore were an engaging duo at the performance reviewed.” -Ron Cohen, Backstage

NY THEATRE

“The true piece-de-resistance of the show is the third and final vignette, Beirut Rocks. Julie Asriyan and Hunter Thore collide as a Palestinian refugee and a tough Jewish kid from the Bronx confronting each other with all the brutal force inherent in the age-long Middle Eastern conflict.” “In the play's stunning denouement, Asriyan delivers a powerhouse monologue that grabs you by the heart and refuses to let go. It is one of those defining moments actors, audiences and theater reviewers alike live for in independent theater.” “The most recently written short play,The Bump, finds two strangers in a U.S. passport office in 2012 forging a deep and unexpected romantic connection...Asriyan and Thore play the parts with an understated dignity that float the piece into the realm of believability. The sweet chemistry between the actors is especially commendable considering the blind hatred the two so successfully evince for each other in the last play.” “I would encourage you to see this show, especially for the chance to witness Asriyan excellent performance.” -Di Jayawickrema, NYTheatre.com

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