Miss Julie

Open to all at no cost

Time and Location

August Strindberg's classic play, set on Midsummer’s Eve on a Swedish estate.

Miss Julie, the daughter of a count gets involved with the count’s chief servant, Jean. Julie and Jean’s affair quickly unravels to a frantic conclusion, in a play that challenges class and gender roles.

Though "Miss Julie" premiered in 1888, our production will be set in Sweden in 1919 during the Spanish Flu pandemic. Costumes will incorporate period-appropriate masks.

Directed by Craig Willis of Oregon Contemporary Theatre.


Julie: Emily Pfriem
Jean: Mitch Stevens
Kristin: Victoria Snyder

Production Team

Director: Craig Willis
Assistant Director: Erin Smith
Dramaturgy: Kevin Harris and Amanda Mills
Stage Manager: Lily Furlong
Assistant Stage Manager: Nina Stanyo
Production Manager: Savannah LeCornu
Technical Director: Marc Mixon
Scenic Design/Lighting Design: Dipu Gupta
Costume Design: DeLisle Merrill
Assistant Costume Design: Baily Schaefer and Peter Bauer
Sound Design: Mike Bajuk
Props Design: Amanda Mills
Costume Shop Manager: Rachel Anderson
Assistant Costume Shop Manager: Amber Pacifico


Sound Board Operator: Megan Burr

Scene Shop

Lane Burke

Clara King

Evan Schwaab


Ady Torres-Garcia
Hannah Fredrikson
Louise Heller
Morgan Mitchell
Suzannah Beller

A person wearing a backpack sits on a log over a lushly forested river, looking up the river

I want to acknowledge that this gathering and celebration is being produced by this Western Washington University on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls me to commit to continuing to learn how to be a better steward of the land I inhabit as well.

It is important to acknowledge the long-standing history that has brought us all to reside on the land, and to seek to understand our place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. It is also worth noting that acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol.

I would also like to recognize all the people who have built, created, and died in the process of this society being what it is today. The diasporic actions of the Euro colonizers have created damaging ripples in those communities that still require action to be taken.

Here in Bellingham Washington we recognize the Lummi, Semiahmoo and Nooksack tribes and their neighboring stewards the Samish, Stilliguamish, Sauk-Suiattle and Swinomish tribes.

Photos from the production!

Thanks to Rachel Bayne

Two actors in dresses and hats turn to look at another in a suit and top hat across a kitchen table.
Actor in red dress stretches across a table recounting a story as another shines their boots on the same table.
Actor in dress holds a bluebird out of its cage and whispers to it while another in a top hat looks on.
Actor in pale blue skirt and cream blouse gestures in frustration speaking to an actor with their back turned away from the audience.
Actor in red dress sits upright on a table as another in a suit converses with them sitting on the table's bench.

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found by contacting Western's Disability Access Center.