Julia Sowerbutts segued from professional actress to director when she moved to Suffolk fifteen years ago. She trained at Durham University, The Drama Studio, London and at UEA where she gained a distinction in a Theatre Directing MA . Julia is also co founder and Artistic Director of INK Festival.

Direction for INK: includes SteamOther Woman; Biggest FearPowerhouseWrite Into WarDaughter and Beached.

Other Direction includes: Happy Families Tangled LivesA Matter of Life and Death; SanderlingsSunshine on LeithA Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night TimeHenry IV Part ITravestiesA Christmas CarolAjaxAnn BoleynPack of LiesWind In The WillowsLetters From Aldeburgh.

Awards: Velvet Trumpet award for Comedy 2015 for Beached.