Julie Katz


Written and Performed by Julie Katz
Directed by Lexi Diamond
Developed with David Ford
Sound Design by Michael Manziello
Set Design by Anna McGahey

May 20 – July 9, 2016 | San Francisco
Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 8:30pm


“In an auspicious debut as a playwright, Katz displays a keen mastery of contemporary business language, character development, and an ability to find the simplest human elements peeking out of the drab, dehumanizing environment of a large multinational corporation’s office.” –George Heymont of My Cultural Landscape 

“Very cleverly done. Ironic, stereotypical but, finally, poignant.” –Repeat Performances

“Hilarious! Julie Katz’s funny, astute one-person look at corporate culture onstage at The Marsh is a welcome addition to today’s theater scene.” -–San Francisco Examiner

“Highly creative and comic…julie Katz keeps us in stitches with some scenes that probably hit too close to home for some seated before her.” –Talkin’ Broadway

“I easily identified Katz’s creations both as stereotypes and composites. And pinpointedly real Bay Area characters.” –Marinscope

“GO SEE GREY MATTER — but only if, like everyone else in America, you find corporate-speak hilarious as well as undecipherable. Julie Katz’s ‘Grey Matter’ had us snorting and sniveling with laughter.” -Doug Konecky of SF TheaterBlog

Grey Matter is a comedic solo show about The Company, a San Francisco organization that you probably work for. Julie Katz embodies a host of male and female characters as she portrays your social committee president, your IT team member, your legal counsel, the new guy, that woman from marketing, and all your other core-value-living co-workers who just want to do their jobs and enjoy their proximity to the artisanal hot chocolate dispenser. However the Company is getting bigger, and not everyone is along for the ride. Grey Matter takes a close look at the environments we try to create in this satire on modern corporate culture. Come see how The Company employees deal with the matter that is not all black and white, because you might discover you’re part of their team too.

Artist Biography

Julie Katz is a performer and writer living in San Francisco. She transplanted herself here from New York City where she spent millions of hours performing musical improv, non-musical improv, sketch comedy, solo pieces, soundpainting, and plays in various basement and above ground theaters. She has performed in many cities across America and internationally in places like Canada. She has completed the advanced study improv training program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York and received her BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. You can find her teaching improv at Endgames (endgamesimprov.com) or performing with Vagina Jones (find them on Facebook), an all female improv team with a monthly jam encouraging those who identify as female to get on stage and improvise. She is also a member of Hatch Collective (hatchperformance.org) with whom this piece was originally produced. Julie is honored and extremely excited to be performing at The Marsh. Find out more at www.thejuliekatz.com.


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Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
Now Extended Through July 9!
Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 8:30pm
Marsh Benefit Night: July 9 | $25 – $55 sliding scale | $100 Reserved Seating
60 minutes | No Intermission | All Ages Welcome | Please do not bring infants to the show