OBEHI JANICE

OBEHI ["God's destiny"] JANICE ["God is gracious"] is a Nigerian-American writer, actress and comedian with two first-names.

Obehi's solo work and writing explores the power of voice in identity, politics, cultural exchange, and testimony. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has trained with Shakespeare & Company and ImprovBoston. She is the creator/performer of two solo shows: suddenly BLACK, at Georgetown and FUFU & OREOS.

Obehi's plays include RED DRINK, BLACK GIRL YOGA, Ole White Sugah Daddy and OLU/OLA. She is a member of the 2013-2014 XX PlayLab (Company One/Boston Center for the Arts). Obehi can also be seen in film, commercial, and heard on video games and radio and TV spots as a voice actress.

She was recently named "Boston's Best Actress" in The Improper Bostonian.

(Photo: Leslie Hassler.)

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