About Janice L. Kaplan
Janice L. Kaplan is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and communications professional with 35 years of experience. Her success on behalf of her clients can be measured in increased visibility, funding, attendance and sales.
Since 2001, she has served as a writer and communications consultant to human services, educational, health, cultural and environmental organizations, foundations, authors, artists and businesses. In addition to writing annual reports, press releases, op-eds, fundraising case statements, Web content, blog posts and newsletters, she has managed major communications campaigns, placing her clients in major media outlets such as The Washington Post, New York Times and NPR.
Previously, she served as Director of Public Affairs and Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, managed media for the League of Women Voters’ 1988 Presidential Debates and was an award-winning journalist at the Washington Jewish Week newspaper. She has placed more than 100 of her own freelance articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit News, Houston Chronicle and Washington Blade, among many others.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Janice lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Michael Allen, who is a civil rights attorney. They have three adult children.
Phantom Tollbooth Documentary
Janice L. Kaplan is producer of the documentary film, "The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations," created in partnership with filmmaker Hannah Jayanti. It premiered at The New Yorker Festival in 2013, has screened throughout the U.S. - at universities, schools, libraries, The Brooklyn Historical Society and Smithsonian Institution - and is available for purchase.