Shaun Dunne

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Dublin Theatre Festival director Willie White says a business model for digital theatre has emerged during lockdown. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It is five months since Willie White, director of  the Dublin Theatre Festival, sat in a theatre. The show was Farm Fatale, a dystopian performan(...)

A view of performers in Expanding Fields by Jenny Roche

When the State’s cultural institutions were closed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on March 12th in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thisispopbaby had (...)

Actor Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne, his friend and longtime collaborator. “Mark has an amazing story. A lot has happened in his life. He has done some amazing things”

You may not have heard of Mark Smith, but the actor is a celebrity in his hometown of Celbridge, just outside Dublin. “One analogy,” he says on (...)

Rapids: Shaun Dunne’s bracing documentary about HIV in Ireland

RAPIDS Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Feb 7-9 7.45pm €16-€20 projectartscentre.ie Rapids are natural phenomena, explains the disarming writer and perf(...)

“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(...)

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