Karen Janes Woditsch


Karen is thrilled to be back for her eighth season with Peninsula Players, where she was last seen in The Nerd, Chicago and Murder On the Nile. Chicago credits include Yellow Moon, Heartbreak House, Do the Hustle, Othello (After Dark Award Best Performance) and others at Writers Theatre; M. Butterfly at Court and To Master the Art (Jeff Nomination – Best Actress) with TimeLine Theatre and Broadway in Chicago; and work at The Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare among others. She can also be seen in various Onion webisodes, the film “Bad Johnson,” and on an episode on NBC’s “Crisis.” Coming projects include the role of Sister Aloysius in Doubt at Writers Theatre and Rapture, Blister, Burn at Goodman Theatre.

2014 Roles: Louise Seger in Always…Patsy Cline

2012 Roles: Clelia Waldgrave in The Nerd; Kitty/Ensamble in ChicagoJacqueline DeSeverac in Murder on the Nile

2011 Roles: Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men; Pamela in The Fox on the Fairway; Annette in God of Carnage

2010 Roles: Ellen in Over the Tavern; Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music; The Mother, Farmer’s Wife, Dress Shop Asst., A Prostitute in Comic Potential

2008 Roles:  Jennet Jourdemayne in The Lady’s Not For Burning; Chris Gorman in Rumors; Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

2006 Roles: Mrs. Kendall in The Elephant Man; Molly in The Mousetrap

2005 Roles:  Alexandrina Crosbie in The Uneasy Chair; Maggie Pelletier in Red Herring; Linda Kerwood in Tom, Dick and Harry

2001 Roles:  Dunyasha, a housmaid in The Cherry Orchard