Julie Fox (scenic designer) is a set and costume designer, with an extraordinarily wide range of work in Canadian theatre. Julie Fox grew up in Waterdown, near Hamilton, Ontario. At 18, she moved with her family to New Zealand, and then travelled to Australia, where she worked as a stagehand for a year with the Sydney Opera House. There, she experienced a wide range of theatre from the wings, including, for the first time, Kabuki. After travelling throughout South East Asia, she returned to Canada in 1990, where she encountered the work of Carbone 14 in Montreal, and was inspired to pursue a career in theatre. She graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1994.
Her first set design was for Theatre New Brunswick with Artistic Director Michael Shamata. Since then, she has designed sets and costumes in Toronto, and in regional theatres across the country. She has particularly enjoyed working with director and playwright, Daniel Brooks, for whom she has designed many sets. She has also worked on several projects with Brendan Healy at Buddies in Bad Times, and Chris Abraham at both Crow’s Theatre, and at the Stratford Festival, to whom Chris introduced Julie. Since then, she has designed for eight seasons at Stratford at the Festival, Avon, Patterson, and Studio theatres, including productions of Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, and The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor.
For Crow’s Theatre, she designed The Wedding Party, The Watershed, The Seagull, Someone Else, Seeds, I, Claudia, and The Country. She has also designed for Soulpepper Theatre Company, Buddies in Bad Times, Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Necessary Angel, Why Not Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Junction, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Grand Theatre, Blyth Festival, Segal Centre for Performing Arts, adelheid, and Chartier Danse.
Julie Fox has received four Dora Mavor Moore Awards as a designer and has been nominated many times. She has also received the Virginia Cooper Award for costume design; META and Sterling Award nominations.