Julane Sullivan has been directing and performing for over 20 years. As a student of all things Shakespeare, Julane is the founder of Shakespeare on Clark. Originally producing and costuming the show, she took on the role of director for the past five years, serving up high comedy in A Midsummer's Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives and Windsor, Taming of the Shrew, and Comedy of Errors. She recently directed The Haunted Widow Lincoln, a new play by Donna Latham, and will be directing another of her works this winter for the Batavia Arts Council. As an educator, she has taught youth theatre workshops for 15 years, and is proud to see her young student grow up, taking the stages at colleges and professional theatres across the country. She is the owner of All Dressed Up costumes in Batavia, IL. Additionally, she teaches stage and special effects make-up classes at colleges and theatre festivals, and has won many awards for both her costume and makeup designs. She is the president of The Batavia Arts Council, an organization dedicated to raising funds in an effort to support artists and art projects in the community.
A true child of the theatre, Toria Hollyn has made the stage her home for more than 30 years. Whether she is acting, directing, designing, or building, the stage is truly her happy place. She received her B.A. in Speech Communication/Theatre and English Literature from North Central College, where she met Julane while performing in her first Shakespeare production. Since then, she has been actively involved with various theatres throughout the Chicago suburbs onstage, on creative teams, and behind the scenes. With Shakespeare at the Centre, she appeared in "Much Ado About Nothing" (2015) and "Love's Labour's Lost" (2017), and she happily returns to the role of director after having helmed "The Tempest" in 2019.