Jenn Deon (she/her)
Jenn is a freelance theatre artist who has worked in St. John’s since the early 90’s.
With PerSIStence Theatre, she has directed Robert Chafe's Isle of Demons (2017) Berni Stapleton's The Haunting of Margaret Duley (2019), and Trudy J. Morgan-Cole’s The Mirror (2021).
As artistic director with the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival from 1995-2015, she directed many of its productions over the years, including a female-driven production of The Taming of the Shrew (2014) and an all-female production of Much Ado About Nothing (2008).
In 2013, Jenn was a recipient of a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her community involvement, and in 2018, the Woman of Distinction Award for Arts & Culture from the YWCA St. John's. Jenn was also a nominee for the 2020 Human Rights Award from the NL Human Rights Commission.
Jenn is also a CHRC-trained facilitator of Respectful Workplace workshops for arts and non-profit organizations.