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 the role of Ryan in comedy pilot HEADCASES directed by Hugh O’Conor for Treasure Entertainment and Cian in coming of age feature BEARDS directed by David Frayne for Tilted Pictures.

More recently, he appeared in RAPIDS, performed and written by Shaun for Talking Shop Ensemble.

Screen credits include Liam in A DATE FOR MAD MARY (BEST IRISH FEATURE FILM, Galway Film Fleadh 2017), (BEST FEATURE FILM, IFTA 2017) written and directed by Darren Thornton for Element Pictures. Further film credits include a leading role in SITUATIONS VACANT directed by Lisa Mulcahy for Grand Pictures, the role of Milo in critically acclaimed WHAT RICHARD DID directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Element Pictures) and HOODIES (Cannes, 2009).

Recent theatre work includes Irish language production AN TRIAIL directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh with Aisling Ghéar. Further credits include GO DTAGA DO RIOCHT directed by Brendan Murray (An tAidhbheairc), 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).

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.