Julia Rubens, Marketing

Julia is the Director of Arts Marketing for Mercer University, which includes promoting The Grand Opera House, Townsend School of Music, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, McDuffie Center for Strings, and McEachern Art Center. Her passion for arts administration comes from her training as a theatre artist and previous work in grassroots ensemble theatre, with a BA from Virginia Tech and an MFA from Towson University. Favorite past clients include the Center for International Theatre Development, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Talking Band, and Broadway Bound Kids in various roles of teaching, production, and administration. Julia serves on the board of directors for Storytellers Macon and Macon Little Theatre and volunteers for Crisis Line & Safe House. In her free time, you’ll find Julia playing with her two puppies and at Pure Barre.

“What I love about Storytellers is the organic energy that comes into the room. Each time, I hear at least one story that resonates differently with me, from someone that has a completely different point of view as me. It feels natural, not ‘overproduced.’”

Quirky Story: “Three weeks into college, I fainted completely unexpectedly in line at the coffee shop and there was no cause other than being told this kind of “shortness of breath” is common in young women, called vasiovagal syncope. But what really took my breath away was not knowing what to do next – I was in the hospital in another town, not knowing if I had enough money to give them or how to get home, and nobody I knew was picking up the phone to help. I had to get out of it on my own and it was the first moment I realized what being an “adult” was – being totally responsible for yourself.”