Shaun Dunne is a theatre and film artist who merges testimony and documentary material with new writing. He works primarily with Talking Shop Ensemble and their work to date includes the multi-award winning Death of the Tradesmen and Advocacy.
Other recent work includes RAPIDS at Dublin Theatre Festival, 2017 and The Waste Ground Party at The Abbey Theatre. Shaun is currently Artist in Residence at The Ark, Dublin where he works with responsibility to the Children’s Council.
In 2018, Shaun created an inter-generational film project in Ringsend called The First Was Boy. This was made in close collaboration with Luca Truffarelli. Their second film, Everybody Sings was produced by Brokentalkers and played at Bealtaine, 2018. The remainder of this year will see Shaun embarking on his third year as resident at The Ark, while beginning new projects as part of HOME with Veronica Coburn. In 2019, he will commence an Irish tour of RAPIDS with Talking Shop Ensemble across Ireland.
The Waste Ground Party (Abbey Theatre) 2014
Nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award
Advocacy (Talking Shop Ensemble/Project Arts Centre) 2014
Winner of the Best Ensemble Award at Dublin Fringe 2014.
I’ve to mind her (Dublin Theatre Festival /Smock Alley Theatre) 2013
Death of the Tradesmen (Dubin Fringe) 2012
Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award and the The Lir Revial Award 2012
Good Kids Drink Milk (Wexford Opera Festival) 2011
I am a Homebird (IT’S VERY HARD) (Project Arts Centre/Electric Picnic/Cork Midsummer Festival) 2011