Grace Kimpinski, Festival Director

First things first: Grace (she/her) was bestowed the ‘Mouth of a Sailor’ award as a university student, and it was well-deserved. Thankfully, she has a decent filter and a good 10-second delay, which has managed to keep her out of too much trouble over the years.

Grace enjoys helping others achieve their goals, which is why she is so passionate about her work with IFF. She also works full-time at PEIACL, is involved in various theatre projects, volunteers on non-profit boards, and spends time with people she loves.

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Nicole Strum, Operations Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

A multifaceted performer, educator, and administrator, Nicole Strum is primarily a solo saxophonist and collaborative musician who has made beautiful PEI her home.

Nicole is thrilled to be part of the Island Fringe administrative team for a third year, working with the Fringe’s fabulous volunteers and providing support for all of this year’s weird, wild, and wonderful shows and events.

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Adam-Michael James, Technical Director

The only life for AMJ is a creative one. He brings his radio experience to the Island Fringe Festival for the second year in a row. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary reissue of his first novel, Undo the Deed, but he has also published a trifecta of Bewitched-related tomes. AMJ crafted the book and lyrics for the musical drama The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery, continues to write opinion columns on, and this summer he is turning Sadie McCarney’s Head War, featured in IFF2021, into a short film.

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Etienne Foulkes, Festival Assistant

Etienne (he/him) is thrilled to be joining The Island Fringe Festival for another year! He grew up on PEI and has been involved in multiple theatre productions, notably Anne and Gilbert, The Musical. Chugging along with only his Spotify playlist and emotional support water bottle by his side, he is sure to put his all into this year’s festival. Keep an eye out for him this summer at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market or strolling down Queen Street!

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