Julia Riew

Julia Riew

Julia Riew is a composer, lyricist, and playwright, and a member of the Harvard College Class of 2022, joint-concentrating in Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) and Music. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Julia grew up playing the violin and singing along to Broadway soundtracks in the family car. At Harvard, she co-founded the Harvard College Asian Student Arts Project (ASAP), a club created to provide the resources and community for Asian student artists, and was the recipient of the 2020 Radcliffe Doris Cohen Levi Musical Theater Prize. Her original work has been featured at the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University’s Farkas Hall and Agassiz Theater, The UNC-Greensboro School of Theater, Nora Theater Company at Central Square Theater, The Harvard Art Lab, University of Missouri, The Community Music School of Webster University, and John Burroughs High School. Julia’s original musical writing and co-writing credits include: Alice’s Wonderland (work in progress, commissioned by Amas Musical Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk: A Musical Adventure (A.R.T., 2020), Thumbelina: A Little Musical (A.R.T., 2019), The East Side (Farkas Hall, 2018), Hitched: The First-Year Musical (Agassiz Theater, 2018), Hart: A New Musical (John Burroughs School, 2017). In her free time, Julia enjoys painting, hiking, doing puzzles, reading science fiction, and making music with friends. Her dream is to write for Disney.