Julia Brownell. Julia Brownell's play Smart Cookie won the 2008 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award and received its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2009. Smart Cookie was workshopped/read by the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center, The Public Theater and Babel Theatre Project. Her short play Good Girl was produced by the Actors Theatre of Louisville in January, 2009. She is the recipient of multiple commissions from the McCarter Theatre First Stage Company in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition to her work as a writer, Ms. Brownell has performed in numerous professional improv and sketch comedy groups throughout the Northeast. MFA in Dramatic Writing, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. BA, Amherst College.