BIO

OBEHI JANICE is an award-winning actress, writer and comedian. A graduate of Georgetown University, Obehi was named "Boston's Best Actress" by The Improper Bostonian in 2014. 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, Out of the Mouths of Babes, 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, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Bridge Repertory Theater, Company One Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, Sleeping Weazel, Interim Writers, Our Voices Festival, One-Minute Play Festival, Boston Theater Marathon, Berkshire Fringe Festival, MPAACT, ImprovBoston, GAN-e-meed Theatre Project, and 119 Gallery. She has garnered esteem and recognition from American Theatre Magazine, Bustle, WBUR, DigBoston, WGBH, For Harriet, and The Boston Globe. Her full-length play, Ole White Sugah Daddy, is in development at Speakeasy Stage Company. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors’ Equity Association. Originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, Obehi is based in Brooklyn, New York.