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Munsil, Janet


BIO - Janet Munsil Born in Seattle, raised on Vancouver Island, and a graduate of the University of Victoria's Theatre Program, Janet Munsil studied design and directing. In 1992, she joined the staff of Intrepid Theatre, producers of the Victoria Fringe Festival, Uno Fest, Winterlab, OUTstages and other presenting and development programs. She remains the longest-serving Canadian Fringe Producer and in 2016 concludes her 25th year as an Artistic Director and Festival Producer - and her 50th Festival. Her work as a playwright has been seen internationally, including the National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Tarragon, Soho Theatre (London), Prague Fringe, Belltable Arts Centre (Ireland), the West Yorkshire Playhouse (Leeds) and others. She has been in residence at the Banff Centre Playwrights Colony several times (including 2015), and in 2012 was part of the Stratford Festival Playwrights Retreat. Plays include The Ugly Duchess, Emphysema (a love story), Be Still, Influence, Circus Fire, and I Have Seen Beautiful Jim Key - a new play for young audiences. She is currently working on new plays for Vancouver's Real Wheels Theatre and The Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon, BC. Her play That Elusive Spark (Playwrights Canada Press) was a Finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards, and her adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, commissioned and first produced by Theatre Calgary and the NAC (Ottawa), was featured in The Arts Club’s 2015/16 season at the Stanley Theatre in Vancouver. She lives in Victoria BC. http://www.janetmunsil.com

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