Janice O’Rourke (she/her) has had a winding road kind of life. She grew up in New Jersey helping her mother learn lines to Neil Simon plays. She performed all of A Chorus Line to the living room couch whenever the house was empty (one time getting a fat lip on the side of the coffee table during “At the Ballet”). Janice worked as an actor and singer songwriter for many years in New York City, and now works at L.L. Bean, where she serves as manager of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Programs as well as Senior Leader Development. She and her photographer husband are raising two semi-adult humans and a dog. As an actor in Maine, Janice has been an affiliate artist at Portland Stage Company for many years. At PSC, she has appeared in Out of Sterno as Dotty, Iron Kisses as Barbara, Lend Me a Tenor as Maggie, and Comedy of Errors as Luciana, and several Festival of the Unexpected productions. She has appeared in the Studio Theater in several Dramatic Repertory Company performances, including Swimming in the Shallows, Contractions, The Watson Intelligence, and most recently, Fabuloso. Janice was recently seen in the public
workshop of Bess Welden's play Death Wings. Janice is a proud member of the band, Arcadia, (@Arcadiabandme).