Janet Barnes
Minneapolis, MN

JURY DUTY was selected for the North Park Playwrights Festival, San Diego, CA in October 2014 and the Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Festival held June 2010 in White Bear Lake, MN. In September 2015, the play was part of the MN Shorts Play Festival in Mankato, MN and included in "Fun Follies", a fund raiser for the senior citizens center in New Ulm, MN. Break A Leg Productions in New York City selected the play for its Unexplored Territory stage reading series, May 2016. It is available to purchase on Amazon.com (eTens) Kindle. One act plays: LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER, produced by Love Creek Productions and TheaterVision/Playtime in New York City.  COFFEE BREAK selected for Original Play Series by TheaterVision/Playtime. Librettist and co-lyricist for TEMPS, a musical about New York City. Producers' presentation at Sardi's in New York City, 2001. Actress: Broadway and national touring company, TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE; Old Log Theater; Paul Bunyan Playhouse. Television: Reporter/producer for CROSSWALKS, New York City's cable tv network. Reporter/Producer in Australia. Served as a director on the boards of the Minnesota Press Club and AFTRA, Twin Cities local. Memberships: The Dramatists Guild of America, Playwrights' Center, ASCAP, Theater Resources Unlimited. BA in Theater from the University of Minnesota.


Janet Barnes ten minute comedy JURY DUTY is now available to purchase on Amazon.com (eTens) Kindle.  Two female senior citizens living in a retirement home are ecstatic when they receive jury duty summons.  Questioning by the jury examiner determines whether they will or won't serve.

Janet Barnes 10-minute play JURY DUTY has been selected for Break A Leg Productions Unexplored Territory stage reading series to be held 5/11/16 at the Episcopal Actors Guild, 1 East 29th Street (btw 5th and Madison Avenue) in NYC at 7p.m.  A short Talk Back session will follow. $5 suggested donation.

Janet Barnes ten-minute play JURY DUTY was selected for the MN Shorts Play Festival held in Mankato, MN and was also in "Fun Follies", a fund raiser for the senior citizens center in New Ulm, MN.  The plays were produced in September, 2015.

Janet Barnes' play Jury Duty will be featured in the North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego, California on October 10, 11, and 12. The play was one of 25 chosen from 260 submissions, and will be directed by Ginny Lee Simpson.