Maxim Mazumdar, 1952 – 1988
Stephenville Theatre Festival Founder
“He had that great quality to carry a show on his shoulders, and Max was a terrific leader. He was wonderful in a cast because he always buoyed everyone. He kept everyone’s spirits up. He kept them believing in what they were doing and the success they were having and his being in a cast made the entire cast better.” – Neal Radice, friend and theatre colleague of Maxim Mazumdar, 2009
Stephenville Theatre Festival is delighted to provide two annual awards honouring the memory of our founder Maxim Mazumdar.
Maxim Mazumdar Memorial Legacy Award
The Maxim Mazumdar Memorial Legacy Award is presented annually to a member of the STF Company. This award is intended to provide financial support for professional development and will be awarded to a company member who best demonstrates a desire to grow as an artist and a determination to succeed. The Stephenville Theatre Festival Awards Committee will screen applicants and the recipient will be announced at the Gala Performance.
Maxim Mazumdar Memorial Achievement Award
The Maxim Mazumdar Memorial Achievement Award is presented annually to a College of the North Atlantic learner enrolled in the second year of one of the eligible diploma programs at the Bay St. George Campus. This award will be presented to a learner who best demonstrates creativity, leadership ability (which can include roles in community, extra-curricular and volunteer activities, or experiences that aptly demonstrate the candidate’s capacity for leadership), and a determination to succeed. The Stephenville Theatre Festival Awards Committee will screen applicants and grant the award.
Patrons who wish to contribute to the Award Fund may do so by contacting Stephenville Theatre Festival at 129 Montana Drive, Stephenville, NL, A2N 2T4; 709-643-4982; or stephenvilletheatrefestival.com. All contributions will be issued a charitable donation receipt.