Ron Kelly Spurles

Ron Kelly-Spurles

Whale of a Tale Theatre Advanced Drama, Playwright

Ron Kelly Spurles is Director of Drama for the St Andrews Arts Council and Artistic Producer of Live Bait Theatre, one of two professional theatre English language companies in New Brunswick. Ron holds a BFA in Drama in Education as well as an MFA in Theatre Directing from Illinois State University. He has directed more than forty productions including for Montreal’s Imago Theatre, Halifax’s Eastern Front Theatre, and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Ron received a directing award from the Kennedy Centre for the Arts in Washington D.C., and was awarded the Crake fellowship in Drama at Mount Allison University. A prolific playwright having written more than thirty produced plays, Ron also acts and teaches on a regular basis.