Lucy Eveleigh departs Toronto Fringe after six years as executive director

Lucy Eveleigh has stepped down from her role as executive director of Toronto Fringe.

The news was announced on Tuesday morning. Eveleigh has worked with the Fringe for 11 years, including six as executive director.

“Working at the Fringe over the last decade has been a privilege and an honour,” said Eveleigh in a press release. 

“I have worked with some of the best people in the business, the hardest working and talented artists, generous and kind donors, and dedicated volunteers, including a fantastic board (past and present),” she continued. “I will miss the Fringe very much, but I will now take on the role of ambassador in continuing to champion the Fringe wherever I go…I look forward to seeing lots of folks out at Next Stage over the next 12 days, to celebrate and to say goodbye.” 

Eveleigh has not yet announced where she will work next. She will continue to lead the organization during the Next Stage Theatre Festival and until a new executive director is appointed by the end of the year.

The Toronto Fringe will conduct a search for its next executive director. Interested parties should send an application to the Toronto Fringe board by November 3.

Next Stage Theatre Festival runs at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from October 18-29. You can read more about the festival here.

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Aisling is Intermission's senior editor, a breaking news reporter at CP24, and a former reporter for the Toronto Star. She is former president of the Canadian Theatre Critics Association. She likes British playwright Sarah Kane, most songs by Taylor Swift, and her cats, Fig and June.