New post central to Lyric’s Live-to-Digital ambition

We are delighted to announce a very exciting new post at the Lyric – Digital Production Manager – which is being established to develop the digital infrastructure of the Lyric for the delivery of its production programme across both live and digital platforms.

Cultural organisations have a powerful role to play for audiences in the digital age. This became particularly evident when the theatre was forced to close due to Covid-19 and live productions ceased. Despite our stages being dark, the Lyric continued to offer engagement with audiences through online, digital, and broadcast content, producing a comprehensive programme of high-quality digital content:

A four-part series of new work across different art forms (New Speak)

A series of short films commissioned by the BBC (Splendid Isolation: Lockdown Drama)

A programme of pre-recorded plays from Lyric’s archive

A full staging of a new play recorded for broadcast by BBC 4/ BBC Arts (Sadie)

Digital versions of two of our Creative Learning productions for distribution to schools across Northern Ireland (Blackout & Eco Schools)

Jimmy Fay, Executive Producer, said:

“This new role is an important step in our ambition to develop the theatre’s digital infrastructure and expertise. It will enable us to continue to deliver excellence in digital cultural production, producing large scale productions for live stream and digital dissemination. Thanks to vital funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation, throughout 2021 we plan to test protocols, upskill and train staff as well as explore the artistic process of creating theatre to reach a digital audience both during restrictions and post Covid-19. We recently partnered with Future Screens NI to support a number of artist-led projects which will place the imaginative use of technology at the heart of its storytelling and performance. All of these initiatives set the Lyric on a course to become a leader in live-to-digital output.”

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