ASC alum Marissa Longo will be playing Martha Cratchit and the Laundress in Metropolis Performing Arts' upcoming production of A Christmas Carol.
Janelle Snow is graduate of Northwestern and Harvard Universities and has been active in the Chicago acting community for over two decades, appearing on stage at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Eclipse Theatre, Circle Theatre and more, picking up multiple Jeff nominations and awards along the way. She also trained at Second City and iO and has studied with Uta Hagen and F. Murray Abraham.
Her on-camera work includes a recurring role on Chicago Med and appearances on the television shows Chicago Fire, Boss, The Beast, E/R, Early Edition, and Turks, in the films Gardening at Night, Stage Four, The Watcher, New Port South, Death of a President, and the award-winning comedy short The Widower. A proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she's also appeared in numerous commercials and industrials. Janelle worked in casting alongside Jane Alderman for several years and teaches On Camera and Professional Preparation at The Theatre School at DePaul University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
(Janelle Snow, Instructor- On Camera 3) "I can't say how much more confident I feel walking into an On-Camera Audition. From wardrobe to sight lines, to navigating emotional vulnerability on screen, I feel so much more confident. Janelle made it clear several times to take risks and be who you are. Hearing things like that helped me to treat auditioning less like a funeral. I also appreciated her reinforcement of an actor's dignity. It is so easy to feel like the scales are being tipped, that we as actors are powerless. It's so empowering to choose not to be, and to feel freedom in the things we have power in! Janelle's attitude, positivity, and enjoyable outlook on the struggles of being an actor helped give me a new perspective."
— Callie Johnson
"Janelle Snow (On Camera 3) is the bomb-diggity! I learned soooo many things; but, the ones that stand out the most for me are: 1- When you are called/contacted for an audition, know that you are walking into the room already loved. 2- So, show up ready to enjoy the play-date. 3- It really doesn't matter if you book the job at that very moment, or perhaps later; it matters that you have FUN doing what you love. 4- If the agent and/or reader acts disinterested in your performance then compel them to hear you....bring life and energy into that room. 5- The audition is like a party; you show up bearing gifts (talent) and ready to play. Don't be discouraged if they didn't need/appreciate that particular gift at that particular time. There will be other parties and you will eventually be the favored gift- just keep showing up! WARNING: Janelle's enthusiasm is CONTAGIOUS!!!"
— JJ Halloway
"Great class, great teacher. I will be back to take more. She (Janelle Snow, Instructor - On Camera 2) is very knowledgeable and challenged us without going overboard. She understood everyone’s needs in the class and what we wanted out of it. She could always answer any of our questions."
— Chrystal Brown