Who we are: CFT Staff
Leader of Management & Operations
Julie McCormick (Director of Management, she/her)
Through her work as an arts administrator, dramaturg, and fundraiser, Julie (she/her) strives to support new theatrical works and the people who make them. As a dramaturg, Julie has helped develop new work at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Crowded Fire Theater, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Just Theater New Play Lab, and more. As a grant writer and institutional giving manager, she has helped to raise and manage more than $5M to bring meaningful arts experiences to Bay Area audiences and students. In 2021, Julie participated in Intersection for the Arts’ first Nonprofit Arts Finance Program, which trained five local artists in the principles of financial management and bookkeeping. Budgets are moral documents: Julie believes deeply in the transformative power of transparent, collective decision-making about resources.
Julie has been a Resident Artist at Crowded Fire since 2016. As a member of CFT’s EDI Squad, a group of CFT staff, Resident Artists, and board members, Julie helped develop Crowded Fire’s Code of Conduct (check out this living document here!). Julie is thrilled to begin this next chapter as CFT’s Associate Managing Director and to continue learning and dreaming with this most wonderful group of humans.
Julie’s CFT artistic credits include: She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, 410[GONE], and the Matchbox Reading series (2019, 2016, 2015).