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Lara Hickey is an Independent Producer working in the arts and creative industries in Ireland since 2007. 

After graduating with a degree in Political Science from Trinity College, Lara worked as a stage manager before joining the Rough Magic SEEDS Programme as a Trainee Producer. Since 2009, Lara has produced work with many independent theatre companies and artists including Rough Magic, THISISPOPBABY, The Corn Exchange, The Performance Corporation, HotForTheatre, THEATREclub, Playgroup, Barabbas, Fast & Loose, Calipo and festivals including Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Kinsale Arts Festival and was a participant in Six in the Attic; a resource sharing initiative of the Irish Theatre Institute in 2011 and 2012. 

From 2012 to 2016, Lara worked at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre as Associate Producer. While at the Abbey Theatre, Lara was responsible for developing an extensive national and international touring programme including co-productions with national and international artists Liz Roche Company, Dublin Dance Festival, Soho Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Royal Court Theatre and Headlong (UK). While at the Abbey Theatre, Lara also produced an exciting and varied programme of Irish and international visiting artists, companies and festivals on both the Peacock and Abbey stages.