Edmonton Fringe Theatre’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Megan Dart as our new permanent Executive Director.
In March 2021, following the departure of Adam Mitchell from the role, Megan stepped out of her 6-year role as the Communications Specialist with Fringe Theatre and into the Interim Executive Director role to collaborate with Artist Director Murray Utas and Fringe’s passionate team to deliver Together We Fringe – A Fringe Theatre Event: a scaled and safe return to live theatre in celebration of Fringe’s 40th Anniversary. Following Together We Fringe, the Board engaged a wide-reaching search of candidates for our next Executive Director. Following this process, we are delighted to see Megan continue in the role.
Megan Dart (she/her) is an arts administrator, communications professional, playwright, and theatre collaborator based in amiskwaciywâskahikan (Edmonton). She brings 15 years’ experience in event production, arts administration, theatre creation, not-for-profit and corporate public and media relations, marketing, and communications.
Megan is also the co-Artistic Producer with Catch the Keys Productions, an award-winning scrappy indie theatre company specializing in site-specific, immersive creation, perhaps best known for its annual historically-inspired site-specific Halloween romp, Dead Centre of Town (recipient of an Award of Excellence in Interpretation from Interpretation Canada). Megan was named one of the Top 100 Women in Business by The Wanderer, is a University of Grant MacEwan Distinguished Alumni, and a recipient of the 2020 Edmonton Artist Trust Fund Award.
“Megan brings an unmatched combination of experience, empathy, and enthusiasm to all she does,” says Board President Shivani Naidu-Barrett, “and her time with us – both in her capacity as Interim Executive Director and her myriad of roles with Fringe beforehand – shows her boundless commitment to fringers and the Edmonton arts community. The Board is more than confident working alongside Megan, Murray, and the Fringe team to foster a bright new chapter in this vital Edmonton organization’s contribution to the local, national, and international arts ecology.”
Megan began her term on October 18, 2021.