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What is STAGE?

STAGE (SSHRC Theatre Archives Grant Enterprise) is an oral history project that gathers the stories and experiences of those involved in Newfoundland and Labrador’s performing arts.

STAGE commenced in 1994 under the direction of Dr. Denyse Lynde, a drama specialist in Memorial’s Department of English and Gail Weir, Archivist at the Archives and Special Collections, Queen Elizabeth II Library. More than 250 individuals have already been interviewed and this vast collection of interviews (housed at the Archives and Special Collections) is an important resource for theatre scholars, historians, journalists and students.

Currently the project is being re-energized under the supervision of Memorial’s Dr. Denyse Lynde; Dr. Rob Ormsby, Department of English; and Colleen Quigley, Manuscripts Librarian (Performing Arts Collection) at the Queen Elizabeth II Library.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the STAGE project: The The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University's School of Graduate Studies, Memorial's Department of English, Memorial's Undergraduate Career Experience Program, the Queen Elizabeth II Library, The Arts and Culture Centres of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Resource Centre for the Arts, The Rooms, and Elinor Gill Ratcliffe C.M., O.N.L., L.L.D.