Don Dunphy

Don Dunphy (Chair) is a retired geologist and educator with bachelor degrees in geology and education, a diploma in mineral technology, and a master of education in information technology. With a history spanning more than 4 decades as an actor, he has performed with Stephenville’s Bay Theatre, Corner Brook Playmakers, Stephenville Theatre Festival, MUN Drama, 2nd Stage Players, and ABCD Productions. An avid storyteller, Don includes traditional stories and recitations along with many original works in his repertoire. His special interest in performing and promoting traditional music led Don and a small group of other performers to form the Bay St. George Folk Arts Council in 2007. Over the past 12 years, Don has developed his skill as a lapidarist (the art of cutting, grinding and polishing stone) and has focused on using local rock, minerals and semi-precious gemstones in his work.

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