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Julia Sonya Koyfman

Julia Sonya Koyfman

Biography

JULIA SONYA KOYFMAN (she/her) is a lyricist/ librettist, screenwriter, filmmaker, comedian, and performer. An NYC-based Seattleite, Julia is actively working to create new works for Live and Digital Theater. Julia has had work produced through several organizations including Project Y Theatre’s Women In Theatre festival, the Seattle Opera’s Creation Lab, New Musicals Inc, Arts For Hearts, and the Musical Theatre Writers Collective. Along with her writing partner, Dusty Sanders, Julia won first prize in the 2021 Search for New Musicals for their musical It’s Always Off-Season At The Chalet Flamingo. In 2022, Julia, along with her collaborators Hayley Goldenberg and Chloe Geller, were semi-finalists for the Bechdel Project: "Room of One's Own" Residency with their new musical FAYE: A Musical Inspired By The Life And Photographs Of Faye Lazebnik Schulman.
In 2015, Julia founded, wrote, and performed in the From Seattle With Love Concert Series, a mix of music and storytelling, which showcased up-in-coming Washington musicians and performers. The series later spun off with Why Won’t He Call Me Back: A Live Nervous Breakdown and Holiday Cabaret. She holds a degree in Playwriting/ Screenwriting from SUNY Purchase and is currently an alum of Seattle Opera’s Jane Lang Davis Creation Lab, and a part of New Musicals Inc. in LA and The Musical Theatre Writers Collective in NYC.

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Seattle/Pacific NW

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Songwriter

Pronouns

  • She/Her