Halifax Fringe Festival is proud to announce Sara Graham as the acting Executive Director since 2023!
Read a Q&A with The Coast here!
Sara (she/they) is a deaf and disabled comedian, activist, improviser, and workshop educator. Sara uses her work to advocate for wholeness in accessibility. Sara’s goal is to create art and spaces that acknowledge and address the need for inclusivity and accessibility, making her a perfect fit for Fringe!
Sara’s body of work in recent years, especially during the pandemic, is proof that they share the goals of the Halifax Fringe. These last few years have been hugely challenging for theatre and all live events. In just this time, Sara has collaborated with Halifax Pride, Eastern Front Theatre, Matchstick Theatre, Keep good Theatre, Villains Theatre, and Mayworks Festival. Through their work, Sara hopes to create theatre, art, and creative spaces that are radically accessible.
“Accessibility and the prioritization of equity seeking artists’ work has always been the heart of what I do and at the heart of The Halifax Fringe Festival. Fringe is so much more than a theatre festival. It’s an event that builds community for so many of us who do not fit in a ‘traditional artist’ narrative. Fringe is at the forefront of theatre development. I am excited to be able to learn, grow, and develop along with the festival.”said the incoming Executive Director
“The search committee received several strong applications, and we were fortunate to have so much interest. I am excited to watch the many ways that Sara will strengthen our community and will continue to create a space where everyone is heard and respected. Sara’s commitment to her community, advocating for their needs, and their dedication to social justice are gifts that she brings to the Halifax Fringe!”said Board Chair April Hubbard
The Halifax Fringe Festival is an uncensored theatre/performing arts festival. Each year, The festival is 11 days, with over 55 productions, performing over 350 individual performances! The Halifax Fringe Festival celebrates its 32nd Annual event this September 1st to 11th.