JANICE MARKHAM as Laura
JANICE MARKHAM (Laura, co-writer/co-director) is a writer, actor, musician, activist and Artistic Director of Vox Box Arts Collective and co-founder of the sister company, Vox Box Entertainment, along with her husband, Gideon Markham. Janice is honored to have won a slew of awards for VBE’s debut co-production, Ron and Laura Take Back America along with co- star/writer/director/producer, Mel England and Gideon as cinematographer.
Janice’s projects include frequent Vox Box collaborators Emmy Award winning designer Keith Mitchell, and Golden Globe Best Actress nominee, Irene Bedard. Janice originated characters in the off-Broadway shows The Boychick Affair and Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral, one of NY’s longest running off-Broadway productions. She relished portraying the grandma, mother and granddaughter in the film Miriam Cornsweig’s Farewell Performance, which won a two-year airing contract on the Sundance Channel. Janice was also proud to host 17 episodes of Press for Democracy airing on Free Speech TV.
Janice plays violin in the world music trio Triumph of the Egg and the Jewish Cultural Revival band and theater ensemble, Mostly Kosher. With Mostly Kosher’s live radio show format, Janice has channeled her Jewish Grandma with her Mamela character to great acclaim. Performance venues: Skirball Cultural Center, John Anson Ford Theater and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Mostly Kosher won a World Music Network award for I Love You Much Too Much, and the music video was nominated for two awards at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Mostly Kosher’s latest music video, Crawdad Bulgar, won the honor of Best Music Video at the 2016 Glendale International Film Festival.
Janice is also a freelance writer with credits at Disney Publishing and Cartoon Network, with her passion being ironic prose-poetry.