Artist Profile – Julian Terrell Otis



City/State: Chicago, IL

Age: Thriving in his 20s 

Racial / Ethnic Identity: Black 


Why do you want to write for Rescripted?:  
I see a show and it’s so good I have to write about it. It’s a one way ticket to my thoughts on a piece of story telling that I find meaningful.

What are your artistic disciplines?
Classical Singer / Performance Artist / Actor 

What “lenses” do you bring with you when you go to a show? 
I bring myself. I have a philosophical / social justice bent to my writing. 

Who is your favorite theatre artist and why? 
E. Faye Butler, I enjoy watching her work. Every moment is alive with intention, every note and every word is about telling the story. It’s like watching a masterclass. 


‘Suddenly Last Summer’ and the Myth of the Man  – 5/23/2018