Emelie FitzGibbon is the founder (1984) and former Artistic Director of Graffiti Theatre Company and is now working as a freelance director. She served on the Boards of Youth Theatre Ireland, the Arts in Education Portal and the Governing Body of CIT. In a long career she has directed professionally for a range of companies and has contributed to commissioning and development of new works from an international and national range of writers.
She directed Tom Paine and Harrowed Land for Cork Theatre Company before establishing Graffiti Theatre Company in 1984. Her productions have toured to New York (Infidel by Roger Gregg), Arizona (A Day in the Life of a Pencil by Ray Scannell), Sweden (Maze of Power by Soren Skjold), Wales and Scotland (The Riddle Keeper by Laurie Brooks and Lives Worth Living by Lawrence Evans and Jane Nash). She has led company-devised work for many years and commissioned work from Angela Betzien, (Australia), Mike Kenny (UK), Laurie Brooks (USA), Roger Gregg (Ireland) and Ray Scannell (Ireland). Her most recent work was Ireland’s first opera for babies, Seoid, devised with Fiona Kelleher and Sile Ni Bhroin.