Fonds MS-2-806 - Jenny Munday fonds

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Jenny Munday fonds

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  • [ca. 1980 - 2017] (Creation)
    Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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ca. 3 m of textual records
493 photographs
16 compact discs
5 floppy disks
5 audio cassettes
2 video cassettes
3 promotional buttons

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(1953 -)

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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, appearing at Theatre New Brunswick, Neptune Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Ship’s Company Theatre, Rising Tide Theatre and the Banff Playwrights Colony. She has also acted in film, television and radio. Munday is also a director and dramaturge and has written several works for the stage, including Relatively Harmless, The Last Tasmanian and Battle Fatigue. Other work includes radio drama, magazine articles and reviews.

Munday was co-founder and co-artistic director of the Comedy Asylum in the early 1980s. From 1989-1992 she was artistic director of the Mulgrave Road Co-op Theatre. From 1993-1995 she served as artistic associate and writer-in-residence at Theatre New Brunswick, and was the first artist-in-residence at Live Bait Theatre. Munday was the fourth Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University from 2004-2008 and is currently artistic director of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC).

Among the many awards and recognitions that Munday has received are a 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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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accession (2018-025) by Jenny Munday in May 2018.

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Fonds contains records pertaining to Jenny Munday's career as a playwright, actor, director, dramaturge and arts administrator. Materials include manuscript drafts; professional contracts; production reviews; grant applications; and correspondence. The fonds also contains records related to Munday's time as a Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Jenny Munday fonds, MS-2-806, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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