Graffiti Theatre Company posted an update 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Graffiti Theatre Company are delighted to announce Niall Cleary as the incoming Artistic Director of the company. Niall has been working with Graffiti for almost two years as Head of Outreach and Education and is thrilled to be stepping into this challenging and exciting new role.
Emelie will remain on as CEO and Artistic Advisor to Graffiti Theatre Company.
Former Chair of Graffiti’s Board of Directors, Andrew Desmond, pays tribute to Emelie FitzGibbon: “No other person deserves to step out, alone, from behind the curtain and accept the applause of the rapturous audience, that audience being students, parents, actors, set designers, sound engineers, theatre lovers, teachers … all who have engaged with and experienced her work over these many years.
Emelie Fitzgibbon takes a bow as Artistic Director of Graffiti Theatre and
gracefully exits the stage, but thankfully only for a costume change.”
Niall considers it a great honour to lead Graffiti into the future. He says “Graffiti has played a huge part in shaping the cultural landscape of Theatre for Young Audiences locally, nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. It has provided countless wonderful theatre experiences to generations of young audiences during that time. Emelie has set the bar so high in terms of her energy, innovation and artistic output. It’s really inspiring to look back on what the company has achieved and to now be in a position to bring that vision and energy
into the future.”