In a perfect fusion of two seemingly unrelated worlds, our very own Juli Bacon, President of JB Consulting Systems, is stepping into the director’s chair for the play “These Shining Lives.” Written by Melanie Marnich, this compelling drama is based on the true story of four remarkable women who worked for the Radium Dial Company—a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois.

A Tale of Courage Amidst Peril

These four extraordinary women develop a strong bond of friendship while they work in a factory where they paint watches with radium powder, blissfully unaware of the grave danger under their fingertips. Set against the backdrop of an era when employers paid little regard to workers’ safety, the play sheds light on these courageous women who refused to be victims. Instead, they chose to stand up for justice and their very survival in the face of immense adversity. The Radium Dial Company stands as one of the most egregious examples of a corporation that willfully disregarded warnings and studies indicating the highly toxic and perilous nature of the work it assigned to these women.

The Perfect Blend: Theater and HR

Now, imagine a world where the theater stage becomes a canvas for HR expertise—a world that Juli Bacon has masterfully brought to life with “These Shining Lives.” This play’s narrative pivots around HR practices and workplace safety, a brilliant mixture of Juli’s professional expertise and her profound love for the arts.

In this captivating marriage of her two passions, Juli bridges the gap between HR and storytelling. Through the lens of theater, she casts a spotlight on the critical themes of HR practices and the paramount importance of safeguarding employees’ well-being.

Juli Bacon’s dual role as an HR consultant and a theater director underscores her commitment to making a difference both on and off the stage.

As the curtains rise on “These Shining Lives,” we invite you to join us in celebrating Juli’s remarkable journey of blending HR and the arts—a fusion that beautifully underscores her dedication to raising awareness about issues that truly matter.

Catch you in the theater!

“These Shining Lives” is a Woodinville Rep Theater production and will be held at the Sammamish Valley Grange. Get tickets here.