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Paul Rowe | Artistic Director

Paul Rowe is an actor, writer and director who lives in St.John's.  He has directed three shows for Shakespeare by The Sea and performed with the Perchance Theatre Company and the Stratford Festival of Canada.  Last year he toured Canada with Artistic Fraud's production of The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. He is also an award-winning novelist having won the 2017 Winterset Award for his book The Last Half of the Year.  .

 
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Sandra Mills | General Manager

Sandra Mills is an actor, singer, director, and theatre producer living in St. John’s. Since becoming affiliated with Shakespeare by the Sea in 2013, she has served as an actor, director, board member, and HR administrator for the festival. Other affiliated companies include V-Day St. John’s (Artistic Director), St. John’s Players (Executive Member), and St. John’s Shorts (Committee Member/Website administrator). Sandra works at Memorial University, and can be found all over social media, notably on twitter (@SandraMG).

 
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David Maher | Chair

David Maher is a local journalist who debuted with the festival in 2012 performing in Above and Below. Since then he has returned to the stage with SBTS several times, and also served as festival coordinator. David has previously been a member of the board with Sandbox Gaming, and is a core member of the St. John's theatre company Joint Productions.

 

Alex Mason | Vice-Chair

Alex Mason has acted in the festival as a betrayer of Caesar in Julius Caesar (2013), a loyal subject of Richard in Richard III (2016), a poet AND a senator in Timon of Athens (2017), and a whole host of characters in Shake it Up (2014, 2015, 2017). He also co-directed Shake It Up in 2016 with his excellent pal Stephen Samson. In addition to his work with SBTS, he sits on the board of the Storytelling Festival, coaches an improv team, and knows too much about coffee.

 

Jackie Hibbs | Secretary

Jackie Hibbs sits on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Health Centre, V-Day St. John's and Shakespeare by the Sea. Jackie has worked with St. John's Players and Nothing on Productions doing costumes and props. Jackie has also produced and performed in The Vagina Monologues for the past 9 years and is a director-at-large for V-Day St. John's.

 

Brian Aylward | Treasurer

Brian currently works in the power industry and investment industry. He brings with him a background working with community based organizations. In the past he has sat on the board of an LGBTQ non-profit, as well as a social entrepreneurship based organization. He concurrently sits on the advisory board of a student investment group. Brian is a strong supporter of developing and growing community based organizations in our province.  

 

Catherine Mason

Catherine Mason has been involved with SBTS since the early 2000s.  She has played servants, ladies, men, fools and fairies. Now she can add toothless, old man to her CV. She also dramatized The Signalman by Charles Dickens for the SBTS Newman Wine Vaults production. She was born in Cambridge, England, grew up on various farms, and has a degree in archaeology from Durham University, England.

 

Annagray Campbell

A recent graduate of Memorial’s Bachelor of Business Administration program, Annagray is a first-generation Newfoundlander from the Quidi Vidi area. She is currently working in a Business Development/Marketing role with a local oceans-technology company, Oceans Ltd., helping to boost awareness and attract clientele in the fast-paced oil & gas industry. As a student, Annagray was an active volunteer with Enactus Memorial, the Center for Social Enterprise and other student bodies. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring local restaurants, meeting new people and trying to discipline her dog, which usually fails.