A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette is most recently known for her productions of LYDIA by Octavio Solis, produced at Denver Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The New York Times quoted the work on Lydia as “Seductive and strong. Juliette Carrillo has directed with enormous skill and knowing compassion.”
Juliette has directed critically acclaimed productions across the country, including Eduardo Machado’s The Cook at Seattle Repertory Theater, Sam Shepard’s Eyes for Consuela at the Magic Theatre, Nilo Cruz’ Anna in The Tropics and Jose Rivera’s References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot at South Coast Repertory. Regionally, she has directed for the Alliance Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and Laguna Playhouse, as well workshops in NY theatres such as New York Theatre Workshop, The Public, INTAR and The Women’s Project
Currently a member of Cornerstone Theatre, Juliette has collaborated with numerous communities in creating work. Her most recent piece was with the Los Angeles River community on a play with music by Julie Hebert entitled Touch The Water. Other significant Cornerstone Productions include Shishir Kurup’s As Vishnu Dreams with the Hindu community and Octavio Solis’ Lethe with seniors and their caregivers.
Juliette was also an Artistic Associate at South Coast Repertory Theatre for seven years, where she directed regularly in their season and ran the Hispanic Playwright’s Project, collaborating with successful Latino writers across the country.
A graduate of American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, she had written and directed several award-winning short films, including “Spiral” and “a-litter-a-tion”. She is currently developing a full-length screenplay.
She is a recipient of several awards, including the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts/Theatre Communications Group directing fellowship and the Princess Grace Award.