Lyceum Announces New Artist Attachment Programme L20

L20 is The Lyceum’s new artist attachment programme that brings together a diverse mix of theatre artists from a number of strong applications, all based in the Edinburgh region, who will contribute a mix of disciplines, experience levels and personal experiences to the theatre.

To help develop and support the L20, weekly meetings, career surgeries, quarterly workshops, dramaturgical opportunities and the chance to see The Lyceum’s productions will feature.

This one-year pilot programme, that aims to put the artists at its heart, will explore all the possibilities of Scotland’s major producing theatre. The L20 will each be paid a stipend of £1,000 to cover the time they spend on the core learning activity of the programme.

The one-to-one advice and support sessions with the Artistic Director, Associate Directors, Producer, Literary Associate will have in addition:  invitation to join Lyceum readings, workshops, and rehearsals where appropriate and the opportunity for access to Lyceum staff able to advise on specific areas, such as press, communication, marketing, fundraising, production and creative learning.

Artistic Director David Greig said, “The Lyceum is a producing theatre and, as such, we must constantly refresh and widen our pool of talent. L20 is a program intended to shake up that talent engagement process. For The Lyceum to make the most exciting work possible we need connections with local theatre-makers with big ideas.

L20 is founded on the principle of connection. Artists from different backgrounds, experience levels, and disciplines will mix and share workshops, discussions and practical experiences. That mixing will spark interesting new connections and ideas. The Lyceum will endeavour to offer practical help to support those artists as they develop their ideas. The L20 group will learn about the details of producing work on big stages.

Connection was always the impetus for L20 but right now, it seems more important than ever – Covid 19 has had an isolating effect on artists, especially freelancers and it presents a real danger to a collaborative, constantly evolving art-form like ours. Across the world, theatre is asking itself What Next? – to answer that question we need a host of diverse voices. I hope L20 can be a part of that discussion.”

The names of the L20 participants multi-discipline artists attachment programme are as follows:

Producer Alexandra Lort Phillips, Theatre maker, clown and interdisciplinary artist Alice Cooper; Director Andrea Cabrera Luna, Playwright Andrew Thompson; Choreographer Tony Mills; Playwright Clare Duffy; Composer Daniel Padden, Playwright Ellie Stewart;  Director, playwright and prop-maker Emily Ingram;Theatre maker and director Emma Lynne Harley; Scenic artist Eve Murray; Playwright and actor Gavin Yule, Playwright Hammaad Chaudry; Creative Producer Ida Casilli, Playwright Katy Nixon; Producer and playwright Laila Noble; Director Leonor; Designer Mamoru Iriguchi;  Director Niloo-Far Khan; Choreographer Róisín O’Brien and Playwright Xana Marwick

L20 is supported by Creative Scotland through its Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Irene Brown

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