File MS-2-806, Box 8, Folder 9 - A journey to the centre of the universe : [drafts]

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A journey to the centre of the universe : [drafts]

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MS-2-806, Box 8, Folder 9

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  • 1986-1990 (Creation)
    Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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ca. 60 p. of textual records : some handwritten, some photocopies ; 22 x 28 cm

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Janet Stephanie (Jenny) Munday was born in Toronto in 1953 and grew up in New Brunswick and Quebec. She completed a secretarial course at the Capital Business College of Fredericton in 1974 and studied Political Science at the University of New Brunswick, graduating in 1978.
Munday has worked as an actor in theatre companies across Canada, especially in Atlantic Canada. She has also acted in film, television, and radio. The theatres where she has acted include Theatre New Brunswick, Neptune Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Ship’s Company Theatre, Rising Tide Theatre, the Banff Playwrights Colony, and more. As well as acting, Munday has worked as a director and dramaturge. Munday has written several works for the stage, including Relatively Harmless, The Last Tasmanian, and Battle Fatigue. She has also written radio dramas, magazine articles, reviews, and other pieces for theatrical publications.
In the 1980’s, Munday was the co-artistic director of the Comedy Asylum, which she also co-founded. Later, she was the artistic director of the Mulgrave Road Co-op Theatre from 1989 to 1992. Munday was an artistic associate and writer-in-residence at Theatre New Brunswick from 1993 to 1995, and the first artist-in-residence at Live Bait Theatre. From 2006 to 2008, Munday was the fourth Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University. Munday is currently the artistic director of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC), having worked with the organization since 1997.
The awards that Munday has received include the Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Special Achievement Award; the inaugural Mallory Gilbert Award from the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and Tarragon Theatre; and an honorary membership to the Canadian Association for Theatre Research.

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File contains drafts of a series of monologues or one woman shows called "A Journey to the Centre of the Universe," written and performed by Jenny Munday. The drafts include two drafts of "A Journey to the Centre of the Universe" by Jenny Munday, completed in November 1986 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and performed for the 40th Anniversary of Credit Union; "A Journey to the Centre of the Universe - Part Two" by Jenny Munday, completed on December 31, 1987 and originally performed as part of First Night Celebrations in Fredericton, New Brunswick; a draft and photocopy of "A Journey to the Centre of the Universe Part II" by Jenny Munday, performed for the York Sunbury Queens Medical Society on February 12, 1988; "A Journey to the Centre of the University Part 3" or "I'm a Victim of Fashion and Accessories" by Jenny Munday, performed at the Annual Fur Dinner on February 8, 1988 in Fredericton, New Brunswick; "A Journey to the Centre of the Universe - Part 5?" by Jenny Munday, performed on December 31, 1989 at First Night in Fredericton, New Brunswick; "A Journey to the Centre of the Universe" by Jenny Munday, completed in February 1987; and an unidentified monologue about life in the Maritimes.

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