Julie has been published!

Posted: January 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Check out Julie’s essay, “Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett: The Most Beloved Couple in Hollywood.” https://www.amazon.com/When-Women-Wrote-Hollywood-Screenwriters/dp/1476668876/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547504395&sr=8-1&keywords=when+women+wrote+hollywood

“Curtis Magic Apologizes” written & performed by Justin Berkobien

This Fall, Julie begins an MFA Program at Stephens College LA where she will develop her talents as a Screenwriter for TV and Film… the program only accepted a dozen applicants so she is very honored to have been accepted!


Stand up @ Malo! (clip)

Posted: June 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Justin joined the Broadway Tour of Mamma Mia! this past Fall.   His contract will end with the current season on August 26th, then he’ll be planting roots in LA!

Official Tour Info HERE

A look back…

Posted: September 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hot new faces of the Chicago stage

Without this remarkable young perfomer, “The Buddy Holly Story” would not be moving downtown this fall. But thanks to Berkobien’s electrifying turn this spring at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, the jukebox show is headed for the Mag Mile. Berkobien, who also appears briefly as a reporter in “The Dark Knight” Batman movie, is from Michigan and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2004. We hear he blew people away at the “Buddy” audition. No wonder. He’s a huge talent. “That’ll Be the Day”? For Berkobien, it’s already here.

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune (August 2008)


Smirk (video)

Posted: May 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Stephen Tuplin directs Justin in this exercise involving a generic script and only 3 hours of shoot-time.

Red Eye/Metromix Chicago

Posted: August 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Justin is featured this week in one of Chicago’s most-viewed publications.

Read “Justin Time” now.

Godspell at Provision

Posted: July 26, 2010 in Acting

Provision Theater Company, a multi-Jeff nominated Equity theater company, will kick off their 2010-2011 season with one of the most popular rock musicals of all time, GODSPELL. The groundbreaking, energetic production based on the Gospel of St. Matthew previews August 11, opens Saturday, August 14 at 8 p.m. and runs through September 26 at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Provision Theater Company Artistic Director Tim Gregory directs.

A celebration of worldwide community, packed with hit songs and irresistible goodwill, GODSPELL is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, running for over 2,600 performances. The upbeat retelling of biblical parables is punctuated and amplified by a playful and poignant score by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED). Popular tunes like the international hit “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side” share messages of kindness, tolerance and love. GODSPELL is a recipient of a 1972 Grammy Award for Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album, and a 1977 Tony nominee for Best Original Score.

GODSPELL stars Syler Thomas as “Jesus” and Justin Berkobien as “John the Baptist/Judas”. Ensemble members include Maxwell Burnham, Tiffany Yvonne Cox, Greg Foster, Sarah Grant, Frederick Harris, Richelle Meiss, Kevin O’Brien, Jennifer Oakley and Amy Steele.

Read more: http://chicago.broadwayworld.com/article/Provision_Theater_Company_Presents_GODSPELL_Previews_811_20100720#ixzz0unzCnP8x