Fringe festival appoints new festival director

by Rachel Cunningham
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Dublin Fringe Festival has appointed David Francis Moore as its new Festival Director, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The Dubliner will take on the new role from May 2023, following a sensational four years under the dedicated eye of Ruth McGowan.

David Francis Moore is a programmer and producer with nearly two decades of experience working within the arts sector.

He will join Dublin Fringe Festival following a successful tenure as Programme Director and Executive Producer at Carlow Arts Festival.

Ruth McGowan who joins the Abbey Theatre as Literary and New Work Director, commented: “Dublin Fringe Festival is an organisation that thrives on the new, so I’m excited to watch a bold new chapter begin under David’s ambitious leadership.”

“Growing up in Dublin, Dublin Fringe Festival played an instrumental role in shaping me as a young artist,” said Mr Moore. 

“It provided a vital platform for experimentation and risk-taking and gave me the opportunity to connect with a vibrant and supportive artistic community. I am committed to continuing that tradition by supporting and nurturing the next generation of Irish artists, while ensuring that the festival remains an inclusive and welcoming space for all artists and audiences.”

Dublin Fringe Festival will mark its 29th edition this September, with a city-wide takeover of stages across Dublin.

Fringe festival appoints new festival director

Dublin Fringe Festival has appointed David Francis Moore as its new Festival Director, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The Dubliner will take on the new role from May 2023, following a sensational four years under the dedicated eye of Ruth McGowan.

David Francis Moore is a programmer and producer with nearly two decades of experience working within the arts sector.

He will join Dublin Fringe Festival following a successful tenure as Programme Director and Executive Producer at Carlow Arts Festival.

Ruth McGowan who joins the Abbey Theatre as Literary and New Work Director, commented: “Dublin Fringe Festival is an organisation that thrives on the new, so I’m excited to watch a bold new chapter begin under David’s ambitious leadership.”

“Growing up in Dublin, Dublin Fringe Festival played an instrumental role in shaping me as a young artist,” said Mr Moore. 

“It provided a vital platform for experimentation and risk-taking and gave me the opportunity to connect with a vibrant and supportive artistic community. I am committed to continuing that tradition by supporting and nurturing the next generation of Irish artists, while ensuring that the festival remains an inclusive and welcoming space for all artists and audiences.”

Dublin Fringe Festival will mark its 29th edition this September, with a city-wide takeover of stages across Dublin.

Click on link to read more in this weeks Digital edition – Dublin Gazette – Digital Edition – March 9, 2023 %

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