Culture and the Arts Minister John Day presented Ryan Taaffe and Jeff Leeder with life memberships on Saturday night (December 17) for their continued outstanding service to the Independent Theatre Association at the 42nd annual Robert Finley Awards held at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
Mr Day said it was well understood that engagement and participation in the arts delivered significant social and cultural benefits. "Over the past 42 years, the Independent Theatre Association, through its members, has established a significant platform to create and share its stories," he said. "This commitment and dedication to the arts deserves to be recognised and I am delighted to have been asked to present three of the awards."
The Minister also presented Lyn Hutcheon and Jon Woolrych with Hall of Fame Awards and Kent Acott with the Norma Davis Outstanding Service to Community Theatre Award.