Welcome to
The Play Thing

Celebrating the work of Canadian playwrights.

The Canadian Play Thing (est. March 2020) is a playwright-centred virtual theatre that shares live readings of new and under-produced Canadian plays online. The goal is to support and celebrate the work of playwrights, and to connect our theatre family across the country. Artists and audiences around the world are welcome.


Meet the team

Janet Munsil


I'm Janet Munsil, and I live in Victoria BC. I'm the Instigator of the Canadian Play Thing, and a professional playwright. Until 2016, I was AD of Intrepid Theatre and  producer of the Victoria Fringe and Uno Fest. I have a BFA in Theatre and an MFA in writing from UVic, where I teach as a sessional instructor.

Email: info@plaything.ca

Website: janetmunsil.com

Justin Francis Lee

Project Manager

A student at the University of Victoria’s Theatre program, Justin is an emerging film/theatre writer exploring mixed medium art and studying cultural hybrids. Captivated by the mission to make theatre as accessible as film, he is elated to be working with the Play Thing to bring digital theatre into Canadian homes.

Email: projects@plaything.ca

Lauren Frost

Outreach Coordinator

A recent grad from the University of Victoria Theatre and Gender Studies programs, Lauren is an energetic and innovative artist with passions for performing arts, digital marketing, and social justice. She is thrilled to be a part of the Play Thing team and to help support Canada’s vibrant theatre community.

Email: outreach@plaything.ca



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