Lee Fierro, a longtime Island resident and member of the Island’s theatre community, is leaving the Vineyard soon to start a new chapter in Ohio.

Her many Island friends and admirers will get a chance to say bon voyage at a farewell Tea for Lee on Sunday, June 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Playhouse on Church street in Vineyard Haven.

Ms. Fierro has lived on the Island for 43 years and is well-known by many, particularly for her work on the stage and behind the scenes as an actor, director, writer, and children’s theater teacher. She had been artistic director of the Island Theatre Workshop since 1974, guiding many performances and influencing the lives of actors of all ages.

She is also well-known for her role as the grieving mother Mrs. Kintner in the movie Jaws.

The Island Theatre Workshop and the Vineyard Playhouse invite all to come by Sunday to wish her well.