Theatrical Arts Education Association Festival in Newfoundland and Labrador during the Year of the Arts 

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced funding for the Theatrical Arts Education Association’s (TAEA) Canadian National STAR Festival – Atlantic (Festival).  “Our Government is proud to invest in our arts and cultural sector during the Year of the Arts. This year is about celebrating artists and arts organizations and the vibrancy they bring to our communities. The Theatrical Arts Education Association’s Festival is perfectly aligned with our goals for this year with its focus on advancing drama and theatrical arts education for teachers and students.”

A collaboration between Celebrate NL and TAEA, the Festival is a three-day event that will run concurrently with the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Theatre Arts Festival, May 2-4, 2024. The Festival will feature productions of one-act plays, STAR individual events for acting performance and tech theatre design, musical theatre and devised theatre intensives, top-tier industry led workshops in all aspects of theatre and film, tech olympics and more.

The TAEA is proud to present this Festival, taking place at the Grenfell campus in Corner Brook, as part of Year of the Arts 2024, a celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s arts and culture sector, and the artists and collaborators who bring it to life. To mark this anniversary, the TAEA is also announcing that it will award all schools attending the Festival with a special “Year of the Arts National STAR Guild Troupe Award” including six complimentary student STAR Theatrical Arts Guild lifetime inductions worth over $400 per school troupe. TAEA has also created a special out-of-province travel fund supporting schools from across Canada wishing to come and experience the Festival.


We hope to see you there!


Craig Wrotniak, Executive Director