BIO

OBEHI JANICE is an award-winning actress, writer and comedian. She is a member of the 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater. Her comedic short, BLACK GIRL YOGA, won the Reel 13/AfroPunk Film Competition (WNET/New York Public Media). She works on stage, screen and as a voice actress in video games, radio, and commercials. She is a Luminary Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the recipient of a TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. Recent stage credits include Oleanna, The Gift Horse, Love's Labour's Lost, We're Gonna Die (IRNE Award, Best Solo Performance), An Octoroon, Mr g and her solo show FUFU & OREOS. She's been featured on You're the Expert, Monotony!, Story Collider and The Moth. Her essay, "To Sasha, Malia and Bo" is published in Kinfolks: a journal of Black expression. Her plays have been developed or seen at the Gardner Museum, Off the Grid Theatre Company, Bridge Repertory Theater, Company One Theatre and many others. Her work is featured in American Theatre Magazine, Bustle, WBUR, DigBoston, WGBH, For Harriet, and The Boston Globe. Her latest play, Ole White Sugah Daddy, is in development at SpeakEasy Stage Company. Originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, Obehi is based in Brooklyn, New York.