Deirdre V. Lyons
Deirdre V. Lyons is a LA producer and performer of theater and film. She is a co-founder of Ferryman Collective creating live theater in VR, including PARA, Krampusnacht, and the award-winning show Welcome to Respite. Gumball Dreams, their 4th production, and her directorial debut was the 2021 winner of the SXSW Audience Award XR Experience Competition, the show had its international premiere at the prestigious 79th International Venice Film Festival and its Asia premier at the Kaohsiung Film Festival where it won the grand jury price, VR competition Golden Fireball Award before winning Best Immersive Performance at Raindance Immersive. Gumball Dreams was also awarded Best 2022 Experience and Best Live Experience by the online magazine and database XRMust which also named her Creator of the Year. She was included in the list of Top 100 Original Voices in XR in 2021 and is a sought-after speaker and an occasional lecturer at Chapman University.
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