SCRANTON — Scranton Fringe Festival co-founder and past SAGE Award recipient Conor O’Brien was selected as the emcee for The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce 2015 Gala and SAGE Award presentation to be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Theater at Lackawanna College.
O’Brien is known locally as an actor, playwright and arts professional. He received the 2011 SAGE Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his work with The Vintage, a performing arts space in downtown Scranton that operated from January 2009 through September 2014. O’Brien is also co-founder and current executive director of the Scranton Fringe Festival, which recently celebrated its inaugural year.
O’Brien also won the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival’s 2014 award for best actor for his role in “The Darling Core,” which he co-wrote. He will reprise his role in 2016 when “The Darling Core” debuts in New York City. He has also performed in Philadelphia, Kansas City and throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.
Tickets for this year’s Chamber Gala are available through Monday, Nov. 9 at scrantonchamber.com. For more information, call 570-342-7711.