Noreen Golfman in conversation with Andy Jones


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When: Friday, August 9, 8:00 pm

Andy Jones needs no introduction but it is worth mentioning how lucky we are to be showcasing this beloved creator-of-all trades at our festival. Andy’s new collection of plays and performances is forthcoming from Breakwater this year and he has a lot to say about the evolution of his work and his own artistic process. Host: Noreen Golfman

ANDY JONES (actor, writer, director) was born and lives in St. John’s Newfoundland. There, he worked at the Resource Centre for The Arts at The L.S.P.U. Hall where he co-wrote, acted in, and directed many original productions. He worked with the well-known Newfoundland Comedy troupe CODCO in its theatrical form from 1974 to 1976; and in its television format from 1986 to 1991. He has performed in theatre productions across Canada and has also written and performed his six one-man shows: Out of the Bin (National Tour 1984-85), Still Alive (National Tour 1994-95), King O’Fun (St. John’s, Halifax, Yukon, BC and Alberta), To the Wall (National Tour 2002; as well as Glasgow, Scotland, Waterford, Ireland (2005) and Tasmania (2007)), An Evening With Uncle Val, and Don’t Give Up on Me Dad (St. John’s 2023.) His puppet show The Queen of Paradise’s Garden (co-created with Darka Erdelji) has toured extensively to theatres and schools across this province and on the Canadian mainland. His one-act play Albert has been performed in St. John’s and at the Rhubarb Festival in Toronto as well as being made into a half-hour film and is being published in Contemporary Newfoundland Plays, Volume 2, a Playwrights Canada/Breakwater publication.  Running the Goat Books and Broadsides has published his seven children’s books based on Newfoundland folk tales. Boulder books has published his adaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe.

NOREEN GOLFMAN is Professor Emerita, Department of English, Memorial University. In retirement she is happily busy with many arts-based projects.