Juliette Carrillo is a nationally recognized theatre director, writer and award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette has directed critically acclaimed productions across the country, including premieres and classics at theaters such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theater, Denver Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum South Coast Repertory, Magic Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theater Company and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She is known for developing new plays and has directed numerous workshops in regional as well NYC theatres such as The Public, New York Theatre Workshop, INTAR and The Women’s Project.
Juliette collaborates regularly with established writers such as Octavio Solis, Luis Alfaro, Karen Zacarías, and Carmen Aguirre.
An ensemble member of Cornerstone Theater, Juliette has collaborated with numerous communities in writing and directing original work. She has worked with, amongst others, the Hindu community, the East Salinas farm workers, seniors and their caregivers, and the Los Angeles River community.
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, including Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz and Oscar-nominated Jose Rivera.
The American Film Institute selected Ms. Carrillo for its highly esteemed Directing Workshop for Women. There she wrote and directed her first short film Spiral and it played in film festivals across America and Europe garnering multiple honors.
Carrillo’s screenplay, SuperChicas was one of four feature projects selected nationwide for the National Association of Latino Independent Producer’s (NALIP) Latino Producer’s Lab in Santa Fe. She was subsequently invited to participate in IFP’s highly competitive Emerging Narratives with SuperChicas at Independent Film Week. Her acclaimed short film, a-litter-a-tion took home multiple awards at the Honolulu 48 Hour Film Project including Best Overall, Best Writing, and Best Acting.
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. She was also chosen by Sundance Theater Institute to participate in the Sundance/Luma Foundation Theater Directors' Retreat in Arles, France.