Episode 141 - “The Power of Virtual Contact” by Deirdre Lyons

Hugging it out.

Currently living in Los Angeles, Deirdre Lyons has been in over 75 Film and Theatrical productions throughout the west coast. Best known for her work in immersive productions, Lyons was part of the original cast of JFI Productions’ The Willows, which enjoyed three remounts due to its popularity. Other immersive projects include Creep LA shows Entry, Lore, Awake and Haus of Creep. She appeared as the “Lost Princess” in the final chapter of Speakeasy Societies Kansas Collection, and with a Spy Brunch weekend event entitled Cold War Lounge. Deirdre has participated in multiple activations, including one-night launch events for the movies Ma and Birds of Prey. She appeared at Comic-Con promoting Sacred Lies and AHS 1984. And was cast in Tyra Banks’ immersive world Model Land. The Willows was filmed and released as a 180 VR film on the Amaze app available through Steam, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), Viveport and Google Daydream. She also appeared in Freakin’ Weekend, another 180 VR film from Amaze Productions. In 2019 she joined the ensemble cast of The Under Presents, a time and mind bending immersive theater experience in VR that was selected as a finalist for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media, as well as a Shakespearean production from the same studio, Tender Claws, called The Under Presents: Tempest, a theatrical and technological first: a live, part scripted/part improvised, immersive theatrical experience that audiences attend from home, using a virtual reality headset that is experienced as a one person show to small intimate audiences. Deirdre was also a principle in Finding Pandora X by Double Eye Studios, Winner of Best Immersive Experience in Venice VR Expanded, the official Virtual Reality competition section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

Find more of Deirdre: 

Instagram: @deirdre_lyons

Facebook: @DeirdreVLyons

Twitter: @deirdrelyons

Website: www.DeirdreVLyons.com

A statement from Deirdre: 

"For those who know the magic of VR, and for those who don't."

Credit to all the wonderful creators, actors and players in The Under Presents.

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