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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Frank Barry - The Strange Case of Madame D

Location: St. John's, NL

Frank Barry has been a theatrical tour de force since the 1980s. A director and playwright with dozens of stage show credits - from earlier work with the Sheila’s Brush Theatre Troupe, and highlights that include Dostoevsky adaptations (Crime and Punishment and A Gentle Creature), a 2010 one man show called Pity the Flesh, multiple productions of his original Three Dogs Barking, and Food Court – a satirical look at the junk food industry. Now, with a grant from ArtsNL, Barry has a brand new original script developed that will see its debut at the LSPU Hall this week. The play, also directed by Barry, is a psychological thriller and was inspired by the life and work of French writer Marguerite Duras. With The Strange Case of Madame D about to hit the stage, we chat with Frank, to learn more about the development of the production in our latest feature…

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