In her work Julie explores the border of documentary and fiction. She is interested in the shift where fiction becomes truth and truth starts to be fictional. Julie enjoys collaborative processes where different media and approaches are put in dialogue to create friction out of permanent differentiation.
Julie Pfleiderer was born in 1979 in Düsseldorf, Germany. After her graduation, she worked as press assistant for German TV channel ARD and learned how to edit films in a video production company. Moving to Cologne, she assisted 2 years for 9 directors at Schauspielhaus Köln. Moving to Berlin, she studied theatre directing at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. While studying in Berlin, she directed 2 performances at Café Altes Europa in Berlin Mitte. Her production “Richard 3” from 2005 was invited to several festivals - 100 Grad HAU Berlin, Festival Premières at Théatre Le Maillon, Strasbourg, Körber Stiftung Junge Regie Hamburg.
After her diploma “Liliom” by Franz Molnar, Julie directed 3 shows at Staatstheater Mainz: “Kopftot” by Gerhild Steinbuch (2006), “Amokläufer - Miniaturen der Gewalt” (2007) and “Menschen in Kindergrössen” by Gerhild Steinbuch (2008). Her show “R. Destillat” (after the film “Rosetta” of Belgian film directors Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne) was invited to “Freischwimmer Festival 2008” and shown at Sophiensaele Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Gessnerallee Zurich, FFT Düsseldorf, Brut Vienna and Pathos Transport Theater Munich.
For her productions “Kopftot” and “R. Destillat” Julie was nominated as “Nachwuchsregisseurin 2006 and 2008”/ “Best talented young director in 2006 and 2008” by the German theatre magazine `Theater Heute.
Between 2005 and 2009 she also directed at Schauspielhaus Vienna, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Wuppertal and worked as directors assistant of Belgian artist and choreographer Jan Fabre for his production “Requiem für eine Metamorphose” at the Salzburger Festspiele 2007.
Since 2009 Julie lives and works in Berlin and Brussels. In 2009 Julie participated in APASS - advanced performance training in Antwerp, Belgium and was part of DE THEATERMAKER Antwerp, Belgium - a platform for young theatre makers. In 2010 Julie was invited by Matthias Lilienthal to create an audio walk at “DONG XUAN FESTIVAL oder Frühling in Lichtenberg” at HAU Berlin.