Christopher Julian Jimenez (also known professionally as J. Julian Christopher) received a MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. Julian trained as an actor and has performed in various productions such as TBA (Second Generation Theatre), The Karaoke Show (Off-Broadway), The Three Gods (directed by Elizabeth Swados), On Broken Wings (Traveling Omnibus of Ireland), Our Lady of 121st Street (directed by Ellen Barkin at The Actors Studio Drama School) and The Flea Theatre's 'Twas the Night Before... series featuring work by Christopher Durang, and Elizabeth Swados.
Julian began his playwriting career in 2008 with Beast: A Parable, which debuted in FringeNYC . Julian was invited to workshop his play Nico was a Fashion Model at the LAByrinth Theater Company’s 2010 Summer Intensive. At The Public Theater, he developed Man Boobs, which had a run in NYC at The Fresh Fruit Festival in 2010. Man Boobs toured Montréal and Quebec in 2011 and will premiere at The Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, Australia this winter.
Julian’s plays Metro Psalm and SCHWARZ! (Hansel und Gretel) were selected as finalists and produced in the Off-Off Broadway Samuel French Short Play Festival two years in a row (2009 & 2010). Julian was also a nominee for the Montblanc Young Writers Project for The 24 Hour Plays, (2009). Julian just won the honor of Best Director at The 2011 American Avant-Garde Arts Festival by Variations Theatre Group and will be directing Quake, by Melanie Marnich for Imported Talent this winter. He is a founding member and Artistic Director of Three Monos Ensemble in NYC.