Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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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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Live Bait Theatre (1988-)

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Live Bait Theatre is the associate of Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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2002-2006

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Munday was the first playwright in residence at Live Bait Theatre from 2002-203 and 2006.

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Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (1991-)

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Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre is the associate of Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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1997-2017

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Munday was the Artistic Director of PARC from 1997-2017.

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Theatre New Brunswick (1969-)

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Theatre New Brunswick is the associate of Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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1993-1995

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Munday was an artistic associate and writer-in-residence at Theatre New Brunswick from 1993 to 1995.

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Mulgrave Road Theatre.

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associative

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Mulgrave Road Theatre. is the associate of Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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1989-1992

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Jenny Munday was the Artistic Director of Mulgrave Road Theatre from 1989-1992.

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Comedy Asylum (1981-1986)

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associative

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Comedy Asylum is the associate of Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

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[ca. 1981-1986]

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Jenny Munday co-founded the Comedy Asylum and was its co-artistic director.

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"Jenny Munday." Playwrights Canada Press. Accessed October 24, 2018 from https://www.playwrightscanada.com/index.php/jenny-munday.html
"Munday, Jenny." Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Accessed October 24, 2018 from http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Munday%2C%20Jenny

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