Fringe Official: SELF-ish Playwright and Assaulted Fish member Kuan Foo joins Vancouver Fringe board of directors
He’s performed at the Fringe. He’s written a Fringe play. What’s left but to join the Fringe?
On July 25, 2019 Kuan Foo was officially voted in as a member of the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society‘s board of directors. He joins a stellar company of dedicated theatre advisors that include president Sharon Sutherland, vice-president Claudia Sjoberg, treasurer Jai Djwa, secretary Robyn Kurtz, as well as Lesley Carty, Lee-Lyn Gan, Nancy More, Jennifer O’Leary, Jim Sibley and Katia Tynan.
Over the last few years, Vancouver Fringe has made equity, diversity and inclusion a priority at the festival. Their vision is “Theatre for Everyone”, but they recognize that not all voices are heard and not all members of the community are represented on stage at the Fringe. They see the unique role they can play in advancing equitable, diverse, inclusive theatre for all, and have not only committed to this direction but are also encouraging meaningful dialogue and doing active outreach. Visit their EDI page to learn more about their work in this area.
As a former policy lawyer in the area of equity and diversity and in his current professional role as an accessibility advisor for students, Kuan brings a unique lens and wealth of expertise to the Vancouver Fringe. And let’s not forget his cheery disposition and stunning good looks!