Mimsi Janis

Mimsi Janis
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Assistant Professor, School of Theater, CVPA

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1879
Campus: Fairfax
Building: de Laski Performing Arts Bldg
Room A407C
Mail Stop: 3E6


Mimsi Janis is an assistant professor in the School of Theater at George Mason University. She is also an actor and teaching artist in the DC area. She has performed with Studio Theater, Signature Theater, Washington Stage Guild, The Kennedy Center, South Dakota Shakespeare, NextStop Theater, Chesapeake Shakespeare, Maryland Shakespeare, and many others. Her play, The Wedding Party, which she co-wrote, won Best Comedy at Capital Fringe 2015.

Ms. Janis has been a teaching artist and educator for Acting For Young People for over a decade and taught middle school theater for Fairfax County Public Schools. She has facilitated workshops at Strattera Conference, Women’s Theatre Conference and American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Ms. Janis is a co-director of the DC Coalition for Theater and Social Justice, through which she has facilitated numerous Theater of the Oppressed workshops.


  • MFA, Acting, Catholic University of America
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, George Mason University
  • BA, Theater, Principia College