Being a Digital Producer

My name is Maya Gabrielle

I work in London, as the Senior Digital Producer for the National Theatre, and live in Brighton.

I sit on the Digital Strategy Committee for BAFTA and LIFT.

On this blog I post about the arts, digital, the National Theatre and anything else that tickles my fancy.

I love to talk at conferences and sit on panels, so check out my biography if you are looking for a digital rent-a-mouth. All thoughts and comments are happily my own and are not the opinions of any organisation I may be affiliated with.


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Whenever I go to teacher’s conferences and ask them what one video they would like the National Theatre to make, to help them teach drama in their classrooms, this is what they ask for. Finally I have been able to make it. Dear wonderful teachers, this is for you. And it is the first in a series of ten films about movement in theatre that the National Theatre will be publishing over the next three months. Enjoy!

This is a short physical warm-up for teachers to use in drama studios with their students, or for anyone to follow at home. It provides a basic warm up, appropriate to follow before undertaking a rehearsal, drama workshop or movement work. The warm up is led by Sita Thomas and contains members of the National Theatre’s Young Studio. The warm-up includes aerobic, mobilisation, stretches and balances to music, followed by some group games.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all warm-ups are suitable for everyone and this or any other warm-up may result in injury. To reduce the risk of injury, never force or strain, use the exercises only as intended and demonstrated, and follow all instructions carefully.

I’ve produced another one of these babies. This time on Greek Tragedy, curated by the formidable Dr Lucy Jackson.

Nick and Nick respond to the ice bucket challenge.

How much does Nadia Fall enjoy pouring water on Nick Hytner’s head?

The NT are advertising for a Digital Media Co-ordinator to work with me on a series of exciting projects. APPLY BEFORE SEPT 8.

"And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, / Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven” (2 Henry VI, 4.7)

The Understudy



The Understudy, a relaxed and friendly new craft beer pub with riverside seating, is under construction on the north-eastern corner of the NT facing the Thames; it will welcome audiences, passers-by and visitors alike, with draught beers, wines, cocktails and nibbles.

For all the Shakespeare lovers out there. I’ve just published the Digital Exhibition on Shakespeare at the NT. It’s got Dame Judi, Anthony Hopkins, Lenny Henry, Daniel Day-Lewis and Derek Jacobi… what more could you want?

My desk at the National Theatre. A ‘deskie’ if you like.

Want to volunteer and be a part of the brand new Clore Learning Centre at the National Theatre?

This is a short film I produced about the history of Shakespeare at the National theatre under it’s first four artistic directors, featuring the marvellous Daniel Rosenthal, and picture of many of the greats, including Peter O’Toole, Judi Dench, Antony Hopkins, Joseph Fiennes, Ian McKellen and Zoe Wanamaker.

Share the shakespeare love.

An exhibit I produced for the Google Cultural Institute about the staging of children’s stories at the National Theatre. It’s got some amazing shows in it, Wind in the Willows, His Dark Materials, War Horse, and many more.
Take a look. Share the love.

This is a brilliant film about race in the performance history of Othello. I can say that because I didn’t produce it, hats off to Sita Thomas.

This film looks at the four productions of Othello staged at the National Theatre and how the representation of the character’s race has changed.

Featured in this film: Professor Tony Howard, Adrian Lester and Professor Carol Chillington Rutter

For more content on Shakespeare productions at the National Theatre click here.


I produced this film for the National Theatre. It follows six actors preparing to go on stage, in the hour up to their first entrance, at the National Theatre. They’re all amazing and very generous to let us film them. it’s fascinating and if anyone wants to know what the real job of acting is, this will show you.

I’m very proud of it.


If you love theatre, National Theatre Podcasts is a goldmine!!

visual masterpieces: national theatre's frankenstein

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