Returning to the Lyric for its third year, our latest Fast & Loose project has drawn to a close. Four new mini-plays written overnight in this twenty-four hour play project. A bold and often breathless experiment in playmaking and inspiring creativity, all housed in the Lyric over twenty-four hours. From 9pm on Friday night, four playwrights had only 12 hours to craft a new short play each. At 9am the following day four directors and casts had a further 12 hours to rehearse the plays, all premiering that very night in the Lyric's Naughton Studio. Drama doesn't come any fresher.
Accidental are involved in several campaigns to help highlight the importance and risk the culture of Northern Ireland is currently under from funding cuts to the arts and cultural organisations. One of those is the Lights Out NI campaign. Please have a look at this campaign and consider supporting its work.
We're expanding the help and advice we can give fellow artists with a new Services programme. Have a look at our list of initial services, that we've aimed at a range of artists and tried to make as flexible and useful as possible.