Our Fearless Board of Directors
A big thanks to our Board Members for their incredible leadership, as well as the members of our Board Committees: Artist Relations, Community and Resource Development, Finance, Volunteer Relations, Legal, and Policy.
ASHLEY DRYBURGH , President
Edmonton Community Foundation
Fringing since: 1998
How do you live large during festival? A freshly poured pint of Grasshopper, a hot and crispy green onion cake, and a sunny spot in the North Big Rock Beer Tent listening to artists talk about their shows.
Rachel Kucharski , Vice President
Fringing since: 1997
How do you live large during Festival? By taking in a show, enjoying a street performer at the Maclab Wine Tent, then off to another show!
Kim Frey , Secretary
Fringing since: 2001
How do you live large during Festival? By making sure I see plays that challenge me so I can broaden my perspective.
Fringing since: 1991
How do you live large during Festival? Bringing my daughters to KidsFringe is the best way to engage in the Fringe atmosphere of creativity and drama! As a family, we live large by engaging in activities which range from crafts to seeing the hard work of the volunteers at KidsFringe to making the Fringe experience memorable and fun.
Fringing since: 1987
How do you live large during Festival? By entering a world of unique stories and characters with mini-donuts, Fringe dogs, and the Fringe patios!
Fringing since: 2002
How do you live large during Festival? Talking to as many Fringers as possible…preferably in the Big Rock Beer Tent!
McLennan Ross LLP
Fringing since: 1995
How do you live large during Festival? I relax in the outdoor patios, especially the Maclab Wine Tent which has live entertainment.
Carlie Persson , Treasurer
Fringing since: 1995
How do you live large during Festival? By taking in the whole experience. Indoor shows, street performers, Fringe patios, and oh yeah – don’t forget the food vendors, especially those mini donuts!
Fringing since: 1992
How do you live large during Festival? Catch a show, the hit the Maclab Wine Tent and enjoy some good conversation and food with friends.
Fringing Since: 1994
How do you live large during Festival? By staying up late and trying to sneak into the Late Night Cabaret – the best kept secret at the Festival.
Prowse, Chowne LLP
Fringing Since: 1984
How do you live large during the Festival? Casual reunions with friends I have not seen for years, and three generations of family all united by their love of Fringe!
Fringing since: 2008
How do you live large during Festival? Spending time with my family. Enjoying KidsFringe with my grandkids and letting them pick a play for us to enjoy. Taking in play a play alone with my wife, followed (or proceeded) by dinner and wine.
Fringing Since: 2009
How do you live large during Festival? By taking the opportunity to lose myself in the experience and when possible become part of the story. Leave life behind for a few days and enjoy the journey.
Elder Francis Whiskeyjack
Culture Resource Elder
Fringing since: 2015
How do you live large during Festival? By eating lots of different foods!