Jimmy Fay is a currently Executive Producer at The Lyric Theatre in Belfast and the success of his inaugural year was widely acknowledged and celebrated at the 2015 Irish Times Theatre Awards with four major wins.
He is a former Associate Artist of the Abbey Theatre and he has also worked there in the capacity of Literary Director between 2007 and 2008.
As a director, his previous work at the Abbey Theatre includes The Risen People, Quietly (also toured to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 and The Soho Theatre, London), The Government Inspector, Curse of the Starving Class, Macbeth, The Playboy of the Western World, Ages of the Moon, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Seafarer, The School for Scandal, Howie the Rookie, True West, Henry IV, The Muesli Belt, At Swim-Two-Birds, Melonfarmer and The Papar.
He won an Irish Times Theatre award for his production of Saved at the Peacock Theatre.
Jimmy was the founder and Artistic Director of Bedrock Productions whose shows include: Greed, Colleen Bawn (co-produced with Project Arts Centre and Civic Theatre), This Is Our Youth, Roberto Zucco, Blasted, Night Just Before The Forest, Quay West and Faraway.
He was the original director of the Dublin Fringe Festival (1995 -1996), which he co-founded with Bedrock Productions and he curated the theatre programme for the 2007 Kilkenny Arts Festival. Recent productions include Mixed Marriage (Lyric Theatre), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (New Theatre), The Edge of Our Bodies (Penknife productions), The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers (RWCDA in Cardiff) and Happy End (Waterford Youth Arts), Hoors (Traverse Theatre) and A Dream Play (NAYD).
For Landmark Productions he has directed four productions: Fiona Looney’s Greener and Paul Howard’s sell-out shows: Between Foxrock and a Hard Place, The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger and Breaking Dad.