With a very successful 39th season of Stephenville Theatre Festival recently finished we now look forward to planning our 40th anniversary season. Forty years! This makes us Newfoundland and Labrador’s longest running professional theatre festival. It is a long time for a festival such as ours to persevere. We have been very fortunate to have the support of a tremendous group of volunteers over the years who have played a very large role in allowing STF to continue bringing top notch theatre to our patrons. We have benefited from a very supportive community which recognizes the social, cultural and economic impact Stephenville Festival has on the area. Sponsorship from businesses, organizations and individuals plays a very large role in helping us stage a season and we are very grateful to all who contribute. The Town of Stephenville has been one of our biggest supporters over the decades and without that support we would not be planning for our 40th. The other major perennial supporter and sponsor has been the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. That our government continues to make significant investments in the arts and supports festivals such as ours is wonderful. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff I would like to thank all those mentioned for your continued support.
Our 40th anniversary season represents a significant milestone which calls for a special season and a special celebration. Over the coming months we will reveal plans for this special season. We will be inviting input from stakeholders regarding ideas for events. I welcome your suggestions and ideas and encourage you to forward them to me: email@example.com.