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YAM magazine speaks to instigator Janet Munsil in Victoria Art Checkup
May 27, 2020
Instigator Janet Munsil discusses the origins of The Play Thing, the importance of art in times of crisis, and more.
Playwrights and Gatekeepers
April 3, 2020
I was hoping to have a workshop of a new play of mine this spring. Obviously, that's off. Even gathering a bunch of friends together for a reading at home is off (it would be anyway, my dog attacks anyone who comes through the gate.)
As a playwright, I know how important it is to hear the words I've written spoken aloud in a reading or workshop as I move through drafts. It's illuminating, revealing things about the play I didn't even know I were in there. And it's motivating. Plays are meant to be heard aloud - that's how they come to life, and how you know if there's life in what you've written.
Origins of The Thing
March 26, 2020
"The Canadian Play Thing arose out of this "I've been thinking" post I made on facebook two weeks ago. I still think the best idea was using the picture of my maniac dog."