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“New to the Parish:” Kris Nelson, Director of Tiger Dublin Fringe speaks to The Irish Times

20 July 2016

“New to the Parish:” Kris Nelson, Director of Tiger Dublin Fringe speaks to The Irish Times

Festival Director Kris Nelson spoke to The Irish Times about the journey that took him to Tiger Dublin Fringe and much more.

Kris spoke about what drew him towards the role, saying, "I wanted to have a chance to really lead an organisation. I wanted to be able to connect with an audience and I feel artistic directors have this chance to shape and lead a dialogue of what’s happening in a city. There was something that propelled me to try for the job in Dublin. I just felt, how many chances am I going to get to jump into a situation like this?"

Kris also touched on the importance of the arts in Irish society and praised the work of the committee behind #WakingTheFeminists, stating, "if we’re going to look at equality and equity, it has to be across all sectors. We also have to look at cultural inequality, class inequality, ability inequality."

Read the full interview here.

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