Artist Bio

Karen Janes Woditsch

(Bio as of September 2014)

Karen Janes Woditsch most recently appeared at the Goodman in A Christmas Carol for the fifth time, including three seasons as Mrs. Cratchit, during the 2011/2012 Season. Additional Goodman credits include Crumbs from the Table of Joy. Ms. Woditsch’s Chicago credits include 20 productions at Writers Theatre, where she appeared in Heartbreak House, Do the Hustle, Othello (After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance), The Seagull, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Rocket to the Moon, Butley, A Phoenix Too Frequent and Candida, among others. Additionally, she appeared in the world premiere of To Master the Art at TimeLine Theatre Company (Jeff Nomination for Outstanding Performance); The Chalk Garden and Pride and Prejudice at Northlight Theatre; The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Always…Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center. Her regional credits include eight seasons at the Peninsula Players Theatre, where she appeared in A Few Good Men, The Fox on the Fairway and God of Carnage, among others. Ms. Woditsch performed for one season at Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. She has also appeared in the feature film Bad Johnson, various The Onion webisodes and on NBC’s Crisis.