Upcoming Performances!

Janice is playing Lieutenant Amalda, Chief Engineering Officer (and genetically modified human!) in Starship Edsel: An Improvised Star Trek Satire @ Otherworld Theatre. Opening at 8pm on October 1st! Tickets

Starship Edsel is a Star Trek inspired farce set aboard the Federation Starship Edsel towards the end of the 24th century. The Edsel is a cruiser, Edsel class (the only one), largely regarded as a failure in ship design. Somehow, serious flaws in architecture and engineering were not caught until the prototype ship was completed. From its launch, it has been plagued with mechanical and operational problems that have played havoc with its fitness and combat-readiness, to the point where it became the butt of jokes throughout Starfleet. The Edsel's new continuing mission:

  • To stay in permanent parking orbit around the vacation planet of Atlantis

  • To deal with vapid and overbearing VIPs

  • To boldly give tours of an "Authentic Federation Starship"!

Improvised Jane Austen @ Bughouse Theatre: 1910 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Improvised Jane Austen presents their annual improvised Halloween themed Gothic Novel. You never know what adventures may befall you in a Gothic Novel...highway thieves, magical objects, haunted spirits, or villainous vampires! 👻🧛🏻 This year, the unknown happens close to home, as the House on the End of the High Street celebrates local artists who will sell their wares, pre-show, on 'High Street', the Regency equivalent of "downtown shops."

Tickets at door! Saturdays in October at 2pm - Oct: 2, 9, 16, 30! (No show 10/23)

Janice Rumschlag's Super Fancy Actress Bio!

Janice Rumschlag (she/her/hers) is your quirky, energetic, smart AF best-friend (who may secretly love wearing tiaras and playing with Barbies as an adult...). She's an actress, improviser, and some-times singer. Janice draws inspiration for her characters from strong, independent, smart, badass women (past and present!).

She relocated to the Bay Area from 2014 -2019, however the siren song of Chicago's innovative store-front theatre and improv comedy scene brought her back home to the Windy City just in time for the pandemic in early 2020.

Notable Chicago Theatre Credits: Night of the Iguana (u/s, performed), Palace of Riches, and A Very Busy Man with The Artistic Home, Ensemble member of Improvised Jane Austen (ongoing), Women! (a comedy) and Lights Out Everybody: A Tribute in Horror to Arch Oboler with The Dream Theatre Company, Sketchbook 11 & 12 with Collaboraction, Troll the Sequel, Troll Again at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, The Nairobi Project at The Annoyance, and Friday the Halloweenth at the iO Theatre.

Notable Regional Theatre Credits: Predator Block Tango (2nd Place Overall Finalist (out of 48 plays!) in Shortlived VII: an 11 week audience judged theatre competition), Shotz SF, Pint Sized Plays, and Music/Scene at PianoFight, Besties with Left Coast Theatre Co., Confessions of a Catholic Child at The Exit Theatre.

Training: She is a graduate of the ACADEMY at Blackbox Acting, the SF Meisner Technique Studio, The Artistic Home Studio, and 1-5b at iO Chicago (Long-Form Improv). She also studied acting at Studio ACT, Acting Studio Chicago, Victory Gardens Training Center, University of Chicago, and improvisation at The Annoyance Theatre.

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