Shaun Dunne

Shaun is a Dublin-based writer and performer. He is the associate writer for ‘Talking Shop Ensemble’ and has recently completed the Rough Magic SEEDS programme.

Recent work includes DO YOU READ ME (ABSOLUT Fringe 2011) and I AM A HOMEBIRD (It’s very hard) at the Project Arts Centre. Other work includes GOOD KIDS DRINK MILK (Wexford Opera Festival), PAPERBOY AND FRIENDS (ABSOLUT Fringe 2010) and PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE UNDER THE OCEAN (THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON VOLUME I). Shaun has worked with ‘Project Brand New’ twice on two pieces of new writing: MARKET RESEARCH THIS (Grace Dyas) and I AM A HOMEBIRD (It’s very hard) (Oonagh Murphy, T.S.E).

Acting work includes the feature films SITUATIONS VACANT (dir.Lisa Mulcahy, Grand Pictures), WHAT RICHARD DID (dir. Lenny Abrahamson), GO DTAGA DO RIOCHT (Brendan Murray, An tAidhbheairc) and HOODIES (Cannes, 2009). Shaun recently fimed A DATE FOR MAD MARY, written and directed by Darren Thornton for Element Pictures. A graduate of the Abbey Theatre New Playwrights Programme, Shaun’s play THE WASTE GROUND PARTY (directed by Gerard Stembridge), premiered at the Peacock Theatre October 2014.

He will soon appear on stage in Irish language production AN TRIAIL directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh with Aisling Ghéar Theatre Company.