|Janice is an actress, director, drama therapist and playwright. A tenured Professor of Theatre at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, she teaches acting, playwriting, drama therapy and directs main stage productions. She has directed and taught at various summer stock theatres such as the Center for Cultural Arts (COCA) in St. Louis, University of Alaska Theatre for Young People (Anchorage), Theatre West, Brownville Village Theatre and the Blackhills Playhouse. She won a Directing Fellowship from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in 2003, is a theatre respondent for Region V KCACTF- member university theatre productions and was awarded the Mentor award from the UNK College of Fine Arts and Humanities in 2009.As an acting teacher, Janice started writing as a result of her desire to find new and accessible monologues and scenes for her beginning and intermediate acting students of all ages and skill levels. Throughout that time, she obtained her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, started three separate theatre programs including one at a women's medium security prison, had 11 of her short ten-minute plays published by Heuer Publishing, became a certified feng shui consultant, became a nationally Registered Drama Therapist and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska. Along with these unique life adventures, she has soaked up every off-the-beaten-path unexpected chance meeting or quirky, memorable characters to put into her mental file to show up later in her writing. Her full-length play, Corn Man, had its premiere production at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Fall 2010. She has 2 Monologue books published by Heuer Publishing - used by actors for auditions and acting teachers - Blue Food and most recently, Fairytale Villains and other Nefarious characters Monologues. Currently, Janice is working on her third monologue book entitled Fairytale Hero and Heroine Monologues.
|Plays by Janice Fronczak with Heuer Publishing:
|ARMOIRE FROM HELL
|FAIRYTALE HEROES AND HEROINES
|FAIRYTALE VILLAINS AND OTHER NEFARIOUS CHARACTERS
|MEN WHO WORRY TOO MUCH AND HUG TOO LITTLE
|PSYCHIC HAIR HOTLINE