About Jeff

Currently the Artistic Director of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador Jeff began is career as a writer/actor with the Mummers Theatre Troupe in Newfoundland in 1976. He toured Canada with a number of collectively written and produced plays including, They Club Seals, Don’t They? The Price of Fish, The IWA Show and Weather Permitting.

In 1979 he was a founding member of Rising Tide Theatre and acted and co-wrote in a number of plays including Joey and Daddy, What’s A Train? In the 1980s he was a founding member of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and the Stephenville Festival of the Arts. In 1982 his first play, The Known Soldier was produced by Rising Tide Theatre. He continued to act, write and direct in Newfoundland until 1990.

In 1991 he moved to Vancouver and studied playwriting at the University of British Columbia. Since then he’s written over a dozen plays that have been produced across the country as well as the U.S and Ireland. He’s also had a number of plays produced on CBC Radio.

In 2000 Jeff was appointed Artistic Director of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador. He currently splits his time between Newfoundland and writing at his home base of Vancouver.

Currently Jeff is working a newly commissioned play, The Death of Sir Arthur Currie for the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa and the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, BC. The play won the 2008 Theatre BC National Playwrighting Competition.

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