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Sarah Jane Shiels

Lighting Designer, Set & Costume Designer


Maeve Bolger

Sarah Jane is a freelance theatre designer.  She began lighting in Dublin Youth Theatre, completing a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies 2006 (Trinity College Dublin), and the Rough Magic Seeds3 programme 2006 – 2008.  Since 2010 she has been co-artistic director of WillFredd Theatre.

Recent designs include To Be Frank (Brokentalkers), Hecuba (Rough Magic), Much Ado About Nothing (Rough Magic), All Mod Cons (Lyric Theatre Belfast), A Different Wolf (Project Arts Centre), Bouncers (The MAC), Close Quarters (Sheffield Crucible), Ask Too Much of Me (Youth Theatre Ireland), This Beautiful Village (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rough Magic), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Rough Magic), Sure Look It Fuck It (This Is Pop Baby), Dolores (Junk Ensemble), Selvage (Brú theatre), East Belfast Boy (Prime Cut Productions), This is the Funeral of your Life (Project Arts Centre), Nora (Corn Exchange), Radio Rosario (Little John Nee), Soldier Still (Junk Ensemble), Jimmy’s Hall (Abbey Theatre), Neon Western (Conflicted Theatre/Peter Power), The Effect (Rough Magic), Educating Rita (Lyric Theatre), Dublin Oldschool (Project Arts Centre), The Remains of Maise Duggan (Abbey Theatre), Override (White Label), Rising (Dublin Youth Theatre), Town is Dead (Abbey Theatre), , The Cradle Will Rock (Lir), She Knit the Roof (Earigail Arts Festival), Lessness (TheEmergencyRoom), BEES!, Jockey, CARE, Farm, Follow (WillFredd Theatre), Everything Between Us, The Critic, The House Keeper, Plaza Suite (Rough Magic), PALS (Winner Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting 2015), The Boys of Foley Street, Laundry, World’s End Lane, Basin (ANU Productions), Dublin Oldschool (Project Arts Centre), How to Keep an Alien (Sonya Kelly/Rough Magic), It Folds (Winner Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting 2015), Dusk Ahead (Junk Ensemble), This Beach, Have I No Mouth, The Blue Boy, Silver Stars (Brokentalkers).

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