Lian Bell

Two years of talking

by Lian on September 19, 2017, no comments

My website has been quite neglected of late. But I have a good excuse in the form of #WakingTheFeminists. Other than all the practical logistics of being involved in the core team that coordinated the whole campaign (that small thing), I also dove head-first into the world of public speaking – not something I took […]

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 […]

A Girl and Star of the Sea on tour

by Lian on June 6, 2015, no comments

Very happy that the two shows I designed last year, Star of the Sea for Moonfish Theatre and A Girl is a Half-formed Thing for The Corn Exchange, are both off on tour this year. A Girl has already been remounted in the MAC Belfast and at Norfolk and Norwich Festival this year, and next […]

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, […]