Lian Bell

It’s all go.

by Lian on September 10, 2015, no comments

A bit of an overview post of the past couple of months. It’s been busy. – A Girl is a Half-formed Thing won a Fringe First and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2015 during its run at the Traverse this August. Aoife Duffin also won the Award for Acting Excellence from The Stage. […]

Design for Stage and Screen Ireland website

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year I worked with Ewa Segner and Siobhán Bourke of Irish Theatre Institute to compile a website to highlight stage and screen designers coming from and working in Ireland. You can access the website here. It is in Beta mode for the next few weeks, and the content is being updated and added […]

Ireland mapping report for IETM

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by the secretariat of the IETM international network to write a ‘mapping’ report that outlines the current situation of the contemporary performing arts in Ireland. Incredibly difficult to distill it all down, but I had a go. Here it is in all its sweeping, unsubtle, gap-filled glory. (Thanks to […]

The Theatre of War Symposium & Project Ariadne

by Lian on February 12, 2015, no comments

The Theatre of War Symposium, Abbey Theatre, 22-24 Jan 2015 PDF of schedule here After slowing down to comatose this Christmas, my brain needed a good jolt to get going again. And what a jolt this was. I hadn’t been able to attend the previous Abbey Theatre symposium on Theatre of Memory in January 2014, […]

Performing Space symposium – DTF 2014

by Lian on October 11, 2014, no comments

Thanks to Noelia Ruiz and Siobhán O’Gorman for asking me to speak on a panel as part of this event – a day-long symposium on scenography in Trinity College Dublin. It really was a great day, and felt like there was a lot still to say by the end of it. While I missed some […]

Still in the dream

by Lian on June 16, 2014, no comments

When Veronica Dyas asked me to help her put together an installation/performance this May called Here & Now that would be the cumulative event in a project she had been working on for the last few years, I wondered what I could bring to it. She didn’t need a designer – she knew what she […]