Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador (TNL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre which reflects the lives and dirversity of our audiences on the provinces's west coast, extending to labrador and across the island of Newfoundland.
Through the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, youth theatre programming, main stage, courses in threatre instruction, and by touring productions to outport communities, TNL seeks to provide Newfoundlanders with thought-provoking and relevant entertainment, with an emphasis on regional and Canadian work.
To promote Theatre Newfoundland Labrador as a leading cultural voice for its communities, and to develop and maintain a growing arts community and audience on the west coast of Newfoundland & Labrador.
TNL actively promotes the development of theatre artists and the growth of an indigenous arts community through youth theatre instruction, the fostering of emerging artists in our winter season and at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
TNL reaches out to its community, by providing programmes in theatre instruction, youth theatre productions, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, and by touring mainstage productions. In so doing we aspire to enrich the cultural life of our community and to inspire new audiences to a life-long love affair with the theatre. Our programming must reflect an awareness of Canadian and world theatre as well as our own, in order to bring the world to the west coast of Newfoundland & Labrador and at the same time help our audiences to see themselves.
TNL seeks to forge an alchemy of traditional theatre rendered in fresh and innovative ways, and alternative theatre produced in ways which provide access and engagement for our audiences. We are committed to finding and helping to develop emerging artists in western Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Atlantic provinces and in Canada.
As a grassroots organization heavily involved with our communities, TNL must be as concerned with the process of developing a theatre audience and a community of artists, as with production. That means we must remain devoted to audience development and young artists and provide both with artistic leadership and a stable and creative professional context in which to develop.
Welcome to the 18th Annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival!
Comedy, drama and music celebrating our rich heritage and as beautiful as our scenery is, as wonderful as our Jiggs Dinner is, as sublime as our Irving Stations are - it's the culture you want to experience! Professional Newfoundland performers telling stories, singing songs and rejoicing in their birthright and you're invited to come and experience all of it up close and personal on the shores of Shallow Bay in the stunning and majestic Gros Morne National Park. Our English heritage is brought to life with two wonderful British plays Two and Belle of Bonavista. With Cruel Times in Between our Newfoundland roots are lovingly revealed and as for Newfoundland music? We let 'er rip with a foot-tapping, bic-lighting production of Newfoundland Vinyl - The Flip Side and delve into our traditional story-telling music with the ever popular Neddy Norris Night! And let's not forget the most popular Dinner Theatre in Newfoundland - Ethie! A professional Newfoundland and Labrador theatre company with world-class quality entertainment presenting six plays, with more than 160 performances and over 30 artists celebrating our culture, heritage and stories
Production/Company Manager -GMTF
TNL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012-2013
Katrina Basha, Chair
Jacqui Hunter, Vice-chair
Ellissa Sinnicks-House, Secretary
David Smallwood, Treasurer
Patricia Hatch, Past Chair