Cork Midsummer Festival appoints Allyson O’Sullivan as Festival Manager

Cork Midsummer Festival appoints Allyson O’Sullivan as Festival Manager

Allyson O’Sullivan has been appointed in the new position of Festival Manager. She takes up this position in January 2021.

Commenting on the appointment, Cork Midsummer Festival’s Director Lorraine Maye said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Allyson to Cork Midsummer Festival. She brings a huge wealth of experience and skills to the organisation and will play a key role in the continued development and delivery of the Festival, working alongside the other members of our brilliant team, artists, partners and communities. Allyson’s energy, passion for and knowledge of the arts and inclusion will undoubtedly ensure the realisation of ambitious Festival programming and partnerships, as well as helping us to bring the Festival to new audiences’.

Allyson O’Sullivan (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be joining the Cork Midsummer Festival as Festival Manager. As an arts administrator, Allyson is a fervent advocate for the arts and believes in arts accessibility to all. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Allyson received her BA in Theatre at Temple University in Philadelphia, and her MS in Arts Administration at Boston University.

She recently served as the Director of Operations and Finance at the Community Art Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as the Director of Operations at the Boston Children’s Chorus. Prior, she spent time teaching English in Prague, Czech Republic and Iksan, South Korea. As a performer, her most memorable experience was performing in the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

In her free time, you can find her at the theatre, reading, doing yoga, crocheting, taking fun classes like stand-up comedy, or travelling. She lives in Cork with her husband.