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Chicago Il
United States


The All-Stars use Shakespeare’s Theatre to inspire, entertain, and educate diverse audiences through live performances  and workshops.   Our professional actors and teaching artists present professional theatrical productions that enliven Shakespeare’s plays for veteran theatre-goers and new audiences alike.  We strive to present Shakespeare in a fresh, accessible way by suiting “the action to the word, the word to the action.”


Meet the All-Stars

Touring Ensemble


Arin Mulvaney, Artistic Director Arin became interested in Shakespeare at age thirteen when she portrayed one of the sprites in The Tempest, and her infatuation with the Bard has been growing ever since. As a high school student, Arin toured with the Kalamazoo Civic Repertory Company performing abridged Shakespeare plays for middle and high school audiences. She has performed in over thirty Shakespearean productions.

Over the past nineteen years, Arin has taught a variety of drama workshops for students ages 4-22 and served as the Assistant Director of the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre Drama Camp for two summers. Arin coordinated the inaugural year of WB After Hours, an after-school enrichment program for 100 students K-8 at Chicago International Charter School: West Belden Campus in Chicago.  Arin is currently a volunteer facilitator with ABLE Ensemble.  In the summer of 2008, Arin completed an intensive Classical Theatre Study Abroad program in Greece through the University of Detroit-Mercy and performed there as Helen of Troy in Trojan Women. She graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Theatre Performance.

Jessica Woodburn, Production Manager Jessica has done theatre all around the country as an actor, director, and stage manager. She served as the Artistic Director for the children's division of the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse in Los Angeles for 2 years before moving to Chicago in 2014. She is originally from Milwaukee and studied Theatre at UW-Milwaukee and recently appeared in Mamma Mia at Summer Place Theatre. She produced and directed two fundraiser cabarets for the All-Stars: Miscast Cabaret and Biscuits & Bluegrass for the Bard. Jessica has also stage managed and designed costumes, props, and sets for the All-Stars.

Lesley Fisher Chapman, Director of Education Lesley is a Chicago-based freelance theatre teacher and director. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2012 with degrees in both Theatre and Anthropology, she moved to Chicago to begin working.  Lesley teaches youth theatre classes with a variety of companies at schools throughout the city, primarily The Shakespeare All-Stars and Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop.  She teaches after-school classes and camps but especially loves creating unique programming to bring to in-school residencies that bridges the gap between performing arts and the standard curriculum. Lesley also works as a director, putting on productions for and with both children and adults. She is the resident director for Clock Productions and often works with her husband, who is a playwright, creating invigorating new works for the company.