Festival Animateur
What Does An Animateur Do?
The animateur's role is to observe all stage performances, and afterwards lead discussion about such production by assiting groups in evaluating the merits of their presentation. One of the key focuses of students performance is for them to be made aware of the value of their creation, so this critical thinking time is perfect for students to learn and grow within their skills.

The day following the performance the animateur gives a 1 hour private adjudication to each group. This gives him/her the opportunity to work privately on the scripts and production. Also immediately following the student performances, each group has a public adjudication with the animateur and the audience, where then after the animateur may even get the audience involved for commentary.

Besides a public and private adjudication, the animateur will also give workshops to groups of all students involved with productions of the festival.
 
This Years Festival Animateur is.....
 
RUTH LAWRENCE

Festival Animateur 2018
 
Last Years Festival Animateur:
JAMIE SKIDMORE

Festival Animateur 2017
 
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Festival Animateur 2017 - Jamie Skidmore (larger version)
Jamie Skidmore is an award winning artist with over 30 years experience in the theatre. He'sthe Artistic Director of the Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival, and is a founding member of the St. John's Shorts Festival. He works as a director, designer, producer, and playwright throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as in other parts of Canada, the US, and the UK. In 2006 he served as the Production Manager/Technical Director for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Canada's National Festival of Contemporary Theatre in English.

He's currently directing a student production of Moby Dick - Rehearsed at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he's been a professor, teaching practical courses in theatre and film, for the past 15 years. In December, he'll be designing the set for Tangly, a Christmas pantomime produced by RCA Theatre in St. John's. Other recent directing credits include Apes and Grunge is Dead (St. John's Shorts, 2017); A Fish Tale: A Puppet Lantern Play and Cod Love (Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival, 2017); Sleepers (St. John's Shorts, 2016); Double Axe Murders (Granite Coast Theatre Festival, 2016); and Our Ancient Family (for NunatuKavut Community Council's 250th British-Inuit Treaty Ceremony, 2015). He has worked with many prominent NL theatre companies and artists, including RCA Theatre, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Grand Bank Regional Theatre, Gordon Pinsent, Andy Jones, Mary Walsh, and more.
 
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