"Conversation at Midnight"(at The Actors'
Studio) - reflections by Janine Manatis on the first production ever performed for the pubic at the
Actors' Studio, an adapted version of Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Conversation at Midnight". History
"Actors' Exercises for Everybody"© - by Janine Manatis, with creative collaborator Krista Moore. To preview this
work in progress, go to The Book Page.
SHORT STORY/NOVELLA/ MEMOIR
"That Monstrous Gift" - in progress, by Janine Manatis. Exerpts Coming Soon...
"Still Breathing" - "a life in progress" by Janine Manatis. Exerpts Coming Soon...
- an original screenplay, by Janine Manatis. Coming soon!
"Conversation at Midnight"
- adapted by Janine Manatis, from the blank verse play by Edna St. Vincent Millay. FIRST production performed
for the public at The Actors' Studio in NY (read Janine's memoir of that experience here.).
"A Play" - original
play written and performed at the Actors' Studio in NY.
- original play written by Janine and performed by Sandy Dennis & Luke Askew, at The Actors' Studio NY.
"The Drowning Place"
- an original work by Janine Manatis in NY.
"STARRING BRIAN LINEHAN..." JANINE
INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE ANTHONY
Exclusive excerpt from new book about iconic Canadian Television host Brian Linehan in
the Toronto Sun - Sunday, Sept.23, 2007. Taken from George Anthony's book, "Starring
Brian Linehan: a Life Behind the Scenes", quoting Brian's friend and colleage, acting coach Janine
"'I would never have thought that Brian would be a
TV personality,' Linehan's friend and former acting teacher Janine Manatis says. 'Absolutely
not...What overcame that, in my opinion, was the brilliance of his ability, which was to me absolutely unique. How he investigated,
found out, looked into, and came up with information. Information. Not gossip. Gossip is the conversation of cowards. What Brian came up with was not gossip!' When asked if Brian wanted to be an actor, 'No',
says Manatis flatly. Half a century has passed, but her voice remains clear, uncluttered and effortlessly authortative."
A celebration of the launch of George Anthony's new book, "Starring Brian Linehan: A Life Behind
the Scenes", featuring George Anthony and Joan Rivers took place on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Young
Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.
At this serendipitous book signing
event, Janine met up with Joan Rivers and said, "I have a surprise for you..." She told Joan how Ethan, Janine's
son, coaches Joan's grandson, Cooper hockey in LA. "WHAT?!" Joan roared and "NO!". "Yes!"
Janine laughed, "You came all this way just to find that out!" Incidentally, Janine interviewed Joan Rivers
back in the day when she was a TV Host/Critic.
There is an abundance of columns and material that Janine
has been published over the years, as Janine was a Journalist/Critic, including film reviews for Kirkus Reviews
in New York, numerous newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Canada, including but not limited to: The Toronto
Star (column), Saturday Night (column), Chatelaine, MacLean's, The Globe & Mail. If we are very industrious we will find them!
Here is one article written about Janine for the
Toronto Star, and another blurb written by Toronto Sun/CBC writer/journalist and entertainment
expert, George Anthony (above).