Róise Goan

Róise Goan currently works as Guest Dramaturg at Vooruit in Belgium, and as a freelance arts programmer in Ireland. She is Artistic Director of The Local Group, which creates performance projects with communities of place and interest in off-the-grid locations, including Foyle Punt in 2018 and founded on the experience of making She Knit The Roof for Earagail Arts Festival in 2015. 

Róise Goan studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin graduating in 2004. In 2008, she was appointed as Director of Dublin Fringe Festival, which she led for five years of strong artistic growth, and where she established Fringe Lab, a year-round studio and artist-support programme. Since 2014, she has built a portfolio of freelance work. Highlights include working with Prime Cut in Belfast on artist development, and two ECOC bids. Alongside her work in the performing arts, she has written for television, most notably the TG4 series Aifric. She serves on the boards of Macnas and The Lir.

She is currently Artistic Director for Artsadmin.