Weekly Meeting

August 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Arte Americas
1630 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721

Guest Speaker: Janice Noga, Actress

Janice Noga has been performing the title role in the one-woman drama, Janka, the true story of Romanian Holocaust survivor Janka Festinger. Since 2002, Janka has played to audiences at colleges and universities all over the United States as well as the Edinburgh Festival, London, Sydney, Australia and Romania. In 2015, Janka ran for four weeks Off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre. Noga received many fine reviews for her riveting performance.

She has also performed her concert act at theaters in Central California. She has performed in clubs in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and London.

She was a founding partner with Jeanette Bryon of Valley Women’s Theater. Her roles included Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, and Love Letters. She also produced King Lear for Valley Women’s Theater.

She was a member of The Fourth Wall Theater. Her leading roles were in
84 Charing Cross Road, Steel Magnolias, and Follies.

She opened Good Company Players at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno playing Mama Rose in Gypsy. She was an original member of the Good Company Players Cabaret Act.

Janice almost lost her voice because of brain surgery in 1994. To help in her recovery she took an advanced acting course in Shakespeare at California State University Fresno. Instinctively, she knew that the discipline to memorize Shakespeare and perform scenes in front of her class would speed her recovery. She also rehearsed and performed with the help and coaching of UCP of Central California students, her favorite audience. She is currently Board member and past President of UCP.