Mr. Jones’ first performance as writer-in-residence will be held Oct. 1 at Petro-Canada Hall at 8 p.m. Admission and parking in Lot 15 is free. On Nov. 23, he will give an afternoon workshop at the Holyrood Library, followed by an evening performance there; both events are free and open to the general public.
As a founding member of CODCO and co-founder of the Resource Centre for the Arts at the LSPU Hall, Andy Jones has been a professional writer and actor for more than thirty years. He has written five critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows: Out of the Bin, Still Alive, King O’ Fun, To the Wall, and An Evening with Uncle Val. With the CODCO collective he wrote five full-length theatre pieces: Cod On a Stick, Sickness Deathand Beyond the Grave, Das Capital, Pocketcrumbs and The Tale Ends.
Mr. Jones has also had major roles in several films, including Rare Birds and Young Triffie. His numerous awards include two Gemini awards, Emmy and Genie nominations, election to the Newfoundland Arts Council Hall of Honour, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Award of Excellence and the ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement. He received an honorary degree from Memorial University in 2000.