Author: Jane Ledwell

Marti Hopson

Finding a home

Marti Hopson of Wheatley River counts her role as president of the board for ACT (a community theatre), in its 25th anniversary year, as one of her fi...

Tanya Davis

Change of climate

“I don’t know exactly where I’m living right now,” Tanya Davis says when we meet during her artist residency with this town is small at Upstre...

Bren Simmers

Leaps of life

The first time poet and publisher Bren Simmers visited Prince Edward Island, she was on a cross-country road trip, “in a van that broke down in all ...

Claudette Thériault 

Vive l’Acadie

The countdown to the Congrès Mondial Acadien is in hours now, but Claudette Thériault—president of this international event that will see thousand...

Peter Gallant

Island Storm

Peter Gallant apologizes. He has gotten only 90% of the paint off his hands. The artistic director and musical director for this summer’s Highland S...

Monique Lafontaine

Jill-of-all-trades

“One of my favourite days at the Confederation Centre is when the (performing) company comes over,” says Monique Lafontaine fondly, anticipating a...

Josh Ellis

A passion for it

“I always am thinking about putting on a musical performance or hosting a party or entertaining folks,” says Josh Ellis, the executive director of...

Sean Kemp

String machinist

“Violin doesn’t let you express to the full what you want to express—but that’s what you have,” says Sean Kemp when asked about his experien...

Julie Pellissier-Lush

True stories

When I meet her the day after her installation as the new provincial Poet Laureate, Julie Pellissier-Lush is animated. “I’m still walking on the c...

Grace Kimpinski

The Producer

Grace Kimpinski has produced or co-produced a theatre show every few months for almost five years—but this year, she’s preparing for ten shows in ...

Steve Bellamy

The facilitator

“Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect,” Steve Bellamy says. In his third month as CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts, he’...

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