Published on March 16, 2011
Jerry Doyle is immersing himself once again in the local theatre scene. He’s directing Shenanigans and starring in Tuesdays with Morrie, both taking place at Stephenville’s Arts and Culture Centre.
Christopher Vaughan photo
Published on August 24, 2012
Richard Neville — Submitted photo
Jerry Doyle, Lisa Moore, Richard Neville and Marie Steffan have been named as the newest members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC).
Tourism, Culture and Recreation Minister Terry French announced the appointments today.
“The provincial government has a great appreciation for the groups and organizations that define who we are as a people, as well as generate economic impact,” said French. “The four new members will be an invaluable addition to the board and the important work they do. I commend the council for giving their time and their expertise to ensure we continue to grow our cultural industries.”
Stan Hill, chairman of the NLAC, welcomed the new appointments.
“We look forward to working with the newest members of the board representing dance, music, theatre and writing,” said Hill. “These individuals will increase the council’s representation across the province. Their contributions during council, committee and peer evaluation meetings will further add to council’s collective expertise.”
Established in January 1980, the NLAC fosters and promotes creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. For more information about the NLAC, visit www.nlac.ca/index.htm.
Below are bios provided by government for the four new members:
Jerry Doyle (Stephenville) is an award-winning actor, singer, director and writer with an extensive background in both regional and national professional theatre;
Lisa Moore (St. John’s) is an award-winning fiction writer whose writings have been produced for screen, broadcast and stage. Her most recent novel, "February," won the CBC’s 2013 Canada Reads competition;
Richard Neville (Happy Valley-Goose Bay) is a singer and a songwriter. He performs regularly with the Harry Martin Band, along with the Midwinter Blues Band. Neville has written numerous songs inspired by the culture and history of Labrador;
Marie Steffan (St. John’s) has 20 years of experience in the dance sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. Her experience includes teaching and choreographing, as well as running a dance studio. Ms. Steffan is a graduate of the London College of Dance.