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Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015 Judges Panel Announced!

02 September 2015

Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015 Judges Announced!

Each year Tiger Dublin Fringe selects 15 experts from the performing arts, media, community fields, and other aspects of Irish cultural life and invites them to be our Fringe Award Judges. Their job? Select the nominees and recipients of the prestigious Fringe Awards. These Awards celebrate the stand-outs of each festival and celebrate all that’s Fringe. Some of them are tied to cash or further opportunities for support or presentation with other organisations, and some of them are worth the laurels themselves. Take a look at this year’s stellar panellists lending Fringe their brains, energy and heart!

Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015 Judges Panel Announced!

Dearbháil Clarke 
Published poet, 2015 Irish Independent Leaving Cert diarist and lover of the avant-garde, Dearbháil is a young and enthusiastic new face on the Irish arts scene.

Steve Cummins
Steve Cummins is an arts journalist whose work has featured in publications across the world, including NME, Nylon, Irish Times, Irish Examiner and RTE.

Anne Marie Downey (Glamo)
Anne Marie / Glamo / Amo: DJ / lifecoach / pharmacist / maker / creativity / community / connection - see

Shaun Dunne
Shaun Dunne is a playwright and theatre-artist who works mainly under the umbrella of Talking Shop Ensemble. Recent work includes The Waste Ground Party at the Abbey Theatre and Advocacy at last year’s Fringe (Winner of Best Ensemble and Best Performer Awards).

Jessica Finken
Jessica Finken is the producer of Blood in the Alley Theatre Company and the West Cork Fit-up Theatre Festival.

Kevin Gaffney
Kevin Gaffney is a visual artist working in film & photography; in 2015 he received the Kooshk Artist Residency Award in Tehran and a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.

Kate Heffernan
Kate Heffernan is a writer and theatre artist based in Dublin.

Aideen Howard
Aideen Howard is Director of The Ark.

Gina Moxley
Gina is an actor, writer and director; first performance in circa 1980, with the TEAM; first play produced by Rough Magic in 1995; first directed at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2011.

Liv O’Donaghue
Liv O'Donoghue is a choreographer and performer, and is one third of the team behind DRAFF magazine.

Timi Ogugunyemi 
Rediscovering Dublin on a daily basis through a camera lens and interpreting what he captures through various blogs, Timi is incredibly curious about creative projects in Dublin and is passionate about making small ideas into reality.

Rosie O'Reilly
Rosie O’Reilly is a visual artist and maker working in the field of collaborative instillation art, she is designer and creative director of Art-Fashion house - WE ARE ISLANDERS and co-founder of

Benjamin Perchet
After more than 15 dedicated years at Maison de la Danse and Biennale de Lyon de la danse de Lyon as Artistic Advisor, Benjamin Perchet has been appointed the new Director of the Dublin Dance Festival (DDF).

Dave Rudden
Dave Rudden is the author of the upcoming Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, due for release with Penguin Random House in 2016.

Maeve Stone
Maeve is originally from Limerick, currently of Dublin, Associate Director with Pan Pan Theatre. 

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