Julianne Aguilar is currently in her 26th year as the theatre arts instructor and drama director at Atwater High School. She has directed/produced over 120 productions; some of her favorites include Little Women, Noises Off, Sarcophagus, Lord of the Flies, and an original 1920’s adaptation of Twelfth Night. Her interactive, environmental theatre adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, engineered especially to be performed in a local historical Bloss mansion, has become a local holiday tradition, featuring special bilingual and elementary school shows.
Julianne was a founding board member of Merced Shakespeare Festival and is often seen ‘hitting the boards’ herself in their summer productions. She has played Lady Olivia in Twelfth Night, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, Kate in The Taming of the Screw, and Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Recently, she had the honor of performing in "Untitled Puppet Show" with Amigos del Rep/San Diego Repertory Theatre. Presently, she is in the process of earning her Masters in Theatre Studies from Southern Oregon University, teaching classes, and producing virtual plays with her students (including her three high school-age children: Charles, Tessa, & Emma).
Education: MA, Philosophy, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand