Every new hire must don the skin of a beast and perform a violent ritual daily at this family-friendly theme park.
Julia Andresakis is a writer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, currently completing her BA in film and screenwriting at Brooklyn College. She writes short stories and is developing a feature-length screenplay and a novel manuscript. Julia was published in Teen Ink and served as the Arts & Entertainment editor of her high school newspaper. She is a regular contributor to her college’s literary magazine and was awarded first place in fiction in the 2019-2020 CUNYwide Labor Arts “Making Work Visible” contest. Julia is on the path to becoming an established novelist and showrunner of a critically acclaimed mockumentary.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Elena Ferrante, Jennifer Egan, Min Jin Lee
I don’t think I have a choice in what I write—the ideas that capture me often mystify me. Lately, I’ve been exploring what it means to be human and how to contend with having one’s humanity “tested.” In circumstances that seem to have no logic or justification, I feel I am constantly writing toward some resolution. But just as often as I feel disenchanted with personhood do I find myself laughing at its ridiculousness, so I lean on absurdism and trust that the alchemy will happen.