Message from the Chair of the Board

Don Dunphy

Welcome to our 41th season! Our festival that began in 1979, thanks to Maxim Mazumdar and Cheryl Stagg, perseveres. The Stephenville Theatre Festival is the longest running theatre festival in Newfoundland and Labrador, and we are very proud of that. 

We’ve been putting top-notch professional theatre on stage in Stephenville for decades and this year is no different. This season we offer another terrific line-up with something for everyone. Our Artistic Director, Heather Braaten, has assembled an amazing company with actors, directors, musicians, other creative team members and production personnel from all across this great country. I believe that, like wine, STF is getting better with age with the quality of our current productions as good or better than they have been at any point in our history.

Each year there are many individuals, businesses, and organizations, along with all levels of government, who contribute financially to help make our festival possible. There are also countless volunteers without whom, we could not possibly continue. To our patrons and all of our invaluable contributors, on behalf of the STF Board of Directors, I would like to say thank you!

Hope to see you at a show!


Don Dunphy

Chair, Stephenville Theatre Festival Board.