Jeremy Sheaffe, NORPAs new marketing!manager, is!looking forward!to nurturing the regions amazing talent.
Jeremy Sheaffe, NORPAs new marketing!manager, is!looking forward!to nurturing the regions amazing talent.

Jeremy takes on starring role at NORPA

By NERIDA BLOK starent@northernstar.com.au JEREMY SHEAFFE has always been thrilled by live performance – whether it be a cracking rock ‘n’ roll band, a gripping theatre piece or a live comedy gig.

So his recent appointment as NORPA’s new marketing and development manager is a fitting one.

The well-known Lismore resident started in the role earlier this month, taking over the mantle from long-term NORPA employee Wendy Gava.

Jeremy said he was looking forward to promoting the arts in the region. His prior theatrical and artistic experience should help him do just that.

His resume boasts past performances with Lismore Theatre Club, various high school musicals and Theatre Theatre Productions, as well as working with local rock band Fort and helping to launch many art exhibitions at Caddies Coffee Shop in Lismore.

Jeremy also worked at the respected Sydney theatrical agency Hilary Linstead and Associates after leaving Lismore High School in the late 1980s.

“I didn’t realise when I got there, but they represented the cream of Australia’s writers, directors and designers.

People such as Peter Carey, Stephen Sewell, Baz and Catherine floated in and out of the office and our job was to not just keep these creative people viable financially and in work, but to often help them find an outlet for their ideas,” he said.

At NORPA, a not-for-profit community based performing arts company, the father of two (with a third on the way) will help bring quality performers, dancers, comedians, musicians and the like to the Northern Rivers.

“But more importantly,” said Jeremy, “I’ll be assisting in nurturing the amazing talent which resides in our area.”

Jeremy was full of excitement on NORPA’s year ahead. Don’t miss the free season launch at Lismore’s Star Court Theatre on February 14. Falling on Valentine’s Day, the theme will be ‘Fall In Love With What’s on at NORPA’.

Local performers and musicians are booked to perform at the launch and NORPA artistic director, Julian Louis, will outline the year ahead. Julian is also expected to launch some new NORPA initiatives. For more information go to www.norpa.org.au, call Jeremy Sheaffe on 6622 0300 or email: marketing@norpa.org.au



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