Newfoundland artist Lois Brown spent four years as Artistic Animateur at the Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company in St. John`s, Newfoundland. With her guidance the RCA, as it is known, saw an increase in the number of productions of plays by women. In the 1993/1994 season, for example, RCA Theatre produced Joan Sullivan`s Wolf in the Fold, Connie Hynes’ Later That Same Night, and Liz Pickard`s multi-media The Alienation of Lizzie Dyke. That same season also saw the production of Ed Riche`s Possible Maps. During her work with RCA Theatre, Brown also changed the name of the second space project to the Significant Other Series (SOS), and that name remains for the smaller productions of new works. She studied directing at University of Alberta, graduating in 1977. Returning home, she was influenced by the experimentation and passion of Neighbourhood Dance Works and Codco. In 2000, with co-creator Barry Newhook she wrote, directed and performed in the first digital feature made in Newfoundland, The Bingo Robbers. It won several awards including Best Original Screenplay at The Atlantic Film Festival and Best Feature at the Toronto International DV Film Festival. But it is live performance that continues to fascinate her and the theatre is where she carries out most of her experiments.
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