Janina is a graduate of Boston College and Boston University and holds a M.S in Television Broadcasting and a B.A in English. She is a freelance writer with articles that have appeared regularly in national and local publications including N Magazine, The Phil, Gulfshore Life, Times of the Island and Naples Illustrated. She was selected “Writer of the Year” in 2001 and served as field producer for Arts Edition Primetime produced on WGCU-TV.
In 2006, she won the Enny Award from N magazine for “Best Performing Artist, and in 2007, she was chosen “Best Local Entertainer” by Gulfshore Life.
It is difficult to list all her acting credits in this space. The page would overflow. But some of her acting credits include:Wit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Later Life, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Noises Off, Three Tall Women, The Sisters Rosensweig, Tony & Tina’s Wedding and many more. She has appeared on stage with The Naples Players, Theater Conspiracy and Naples Dinner Theater.
Along with her writing and acting credits, Janina also creates and performs her own original works of famous historical women. You will see her in and around Naples and Marco Island sharing the stories about some of the most famous women in history which include Sarah Bernhardt, Amelia Earhart, Gertrude Bell, Suor Maria Celeste, Abigail Adams, Mary Todd Lincoln to name a few.
She has become a fixture here at TMP as part of our Lunch Box Series on Saturdays. This is her fifth season with us. This season she presents the story of journalist, Ida Tarbell.