Shaun Dunne

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“We really cut our teeth and made loads of connections and became a presence in the scene.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

My friend Liana had got access to a space on Clarendon Street [Dublin 2]. The problem was, there were several skips worth of junk and debris in it. Sh(...)

Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne have collaborated on Rapids

  Project Arts Centre, Dublin  **** Rapids are natural phenomena, explains the disarming writer and performer Shaun Dunne: a sudden chang(...)

The cast of Belinda McKeon's new play 'Nora'.

The Sin Eaters Pigeon House Lab, Poolbeg. Sept 27-Oct 15 The Sin Eaters. Photograph: © Graham Cooper Such has been the power of(...)

“The provision of art, music and literature for young audiences has grown enormously.” Aideen Howard, director of the Ark.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It is Friday morning in Temple Bar and the street sweepers are busy washing the cobblestones. Outside the Ark, the faces of 264 girls and boys gaze d(...)

Aivis Kerans of Larkin Community College rehearsing for the students’ play, The Girl With No Name. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corridors of Larkin Community College are emptying out for the day, but in one classroom a dozen students remain, standing in a circle, avoidin(...)

Theatre Machine: ‘It’s brilliant for young companies to test their work in an environment that’s not necessarily final or complete. It’s so important to have someone in to see your stuff before going into a final production’

This week, Theatre Machine, or to give it it’s full title, The Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume Four, will be cranking into life. Sixteen theatr(...)

Lloyd Cooney and Alan Mahon. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Peacock Theatre, Dublin ***   This neighbourhood has gone to the dogs; everybody says it. Bin bags amass on fluorescent-lit stree(...)

Review: Advocacy

AdvocacyProject Arts Centre****Shaun Dunne’s latest work is set in the world of mental health and negotiates the challenging world of care workers an(...)

Shaun Dunne: coming from a place of truth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘It started with flags and headbands,” Shaun Dunne jokes, remembering the time he spent as a child selling souvenirs outside Croke Park on match da(...)

‘Boys and Girls’ by Dylan Coburn Gray

Let’s lay most of the criticisms of theatre being created by young theatre makers on the fist-thumping table: they are arrogant; post-dramatic form pa(...)

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