Julie Ganey returns to 16th Street Theater where she previously appeared in Agreed Upon Fictions, The Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, and in her original solo show Love Thy Neighbor…till it hurts. She has also performed at Victory Gardens, Northlight, Chicago Dramatists, Shattered Globe, and Drury Lane Theatre, among others. In addition, her original solo plays have been produced by Next Theatre, the side project, and throughout the Midwest. An active member of the Chicago live lit scene, Julie has performed her work at such venues as: Story Club, Tuesday Night Funk, This Much Is True, Here’s the Story, The Chicago Writers Conference, Printer’s Row Lit Fest, and numerous times with 2nd Story, where she is a company member. Her work has been featured on WBEZ, and her story “When the Fairies Came” appears in the anthology, Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck. Julie is particularly proud of her work as an arts educator. She has spent two decades as an artistic associate at Wavelength, an award winning comedy ensemble that provides professional development for educators nationwide. Her bullying prevention program, Stand Up on the Schoolyard, has been presented at the National Conference on Bullying and to students and educators across the country.