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Berni Stapleton

Berni Stapleton is a Newfoundland and Labrador writer and performer of unique distinction. She has received the 2018 Arts and Letters award for best dramatic script, The Rhonda Payne award from Artsnl, the wanl award for best work in non-fiction for her contribution to They Let Down Baskets, and the Ambassador of Tourism Award from Hospitality nl. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Riddle Fence and the Newfoundland Quarterly. Berni was the Artistic Director of the Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival for eleven years, and she has been a playwright-in-residence with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, Alberta Theatre Projects, CanStage, parc, and other national companies. Her plays are regularly produced nationally and internationally. They include Offensive to Some, Brazil Square, The Haunting of Margaret Duley, and Our Frances. Berni’s other books include This is the Cat and Rants, Riffs and Roars, and she is currently writing a young-adult novel entitled Girly Muckle and the Queer Hands. Her new one-woman show is called Late Lesbians and Other Bloomers, and she is one of the featured performers in the acclaimed Artistic Fraud production of Between Breaths. You can find out more about Berni and her work at

Sharon King-Campbell

Sharon King-Campbell is a writer, storyteller, and theatre artist based in St. John’s. She has been working in the theatre for more than a decade as a performer, director, producer, and playwright. Sharon is the author of two plays, Fighting Fire with Snow (World’s End Theatre Company) and Give Me Back (skc originals/For the Love of Learning). She is the artistic director of skc originals, and is pursuing her Master’s in English at Memorial University.