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WAM October 1-2 Janet Michael

Janet Michael had a long and fruitful career as an actor, writer and singer in Newfoundland and Labrador with the Mummers, Rising Tide and the LSPU Hall before she moved to British Columbia in the mid-`80’s.

Janet has continued writing and performing, returning home occasionally for television, film or stage work.

Janet is back in town this week, workshopping a new play, Habib’s Unforgettable All-Night House Party. There’ll be a public reading of the play tonight.

The workshop is a partnership between RCA Theatre and Western Canada Theatre. Paula Dankert, well-known in these parts and now working with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, acts as dramaturge in the workshop, while Stephen Drover is directing.

I met with Janet yesterday in a rehearsal room in downtown St. John’s and asked her who was Habib.

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