Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, known as ArtsNL, is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. ArtsNL receives an annual grant from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports these artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

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Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John's, NL, A1C 5H5
Office Location: The Newman Building
1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL

Tel: (709) 726-2212     Fax: (709) 726-0619
Toll Free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)

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Paul Power - Crippled

Location: St. John's, NL

Paul Power has over 20 acting credits and directed over ten theatrical productions. He has a history of raising awareness and understanding of disability issues through his work. In January 2016, he got a grant from Canada Council for the Arts through the Cultivate program, which is dedicated to supporting deaf and disability arts in Canada, for the development of a new work called Crippled. Power had been working on the script with dramaturge Robert Chafe for a couple of years prior, and he’s sharing his own true experiences of growing up with a physical disability, and grief after loss, in this now finalized script. As Crippled nears its world premiere run at the LSPU Hall, in part thanks to a recently awarded ArtsNL project grant, we chat with Paul to learn more about his play and the other work he’s doing …

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