Company Leadership Team

Paul Rowe Artistic Director

Paul Rowe is an actor, writer and director who lives in St.John's.  He has directed three shows for Shakespeare by The Sea and performed with the Perchance Theatre Company and the Stratford Festival of Canada.  Last year he toured Canada with Artistic Fraud's production of The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. He is also an award-winning novelist having won the 2017 Winterset Award for his book The Last Half of the Year.  .

Sandra Mills | General Manager

Sandra Mills is an actor, singer, director, and theatre producer living in St. John’s. Since becoming affiliated with Shakespeare by the Sea in 2013, she has served as an actor, director, board member, and HR administrator for the festival. Other affiliated companies include V-Day St. John’s (Artistic Director), St. John’s Players (Executive Member), and St. John’s Shorts (Committee Member/Website administrator). Sandra works at Memorial University, and can be found all over social media, notably on twitter (@SandraMG).


Board of Directors

David Maher | Chair of the Board 

David Maher is a local journalist who debuted with the festival in 2012 performing in Above and Below. Since then he has returned to the stage with SBTS several times, and also served as festival coordinator. David has previously been a member of the board with Sandbox Gaming, and is a core member of the St. John's theatre company Joint Productions.

Alex Mason | Vice-Chair

Jackie Hibbs | Secretary

Brian Aylward | Treasurer

Sabrina Roberts

Sabrina is an experienced and, often times, professional actor and singer/songwriter who has performed in a plethora of plays, musical productions and bars in St. John's. As a true Gemini, her "other half" excels is logistics and administration... and Excel spreadsheets!! These skills, among others, are what she continues to offer to the Festival as a Board Member, and as head of the Marketing & Communications committee. You may have seen her running around as the Coordinator of our Medieval Feast fundraisers. In her 'spare' time, Sabrina makes a living as the Executive Assistant at the Conseil scolaire francophone (French School Board) here is St. John's.

Catherine Mason |


Tim Gibbons |