International Mentorship & Bursary 2017/18
Mentor: Anna-Sophie Mahler
Shaun is a playwright and theatre artist from Dublin. He is a trained journalist and drama facilitator – with elements of both heavily informing his arts practice. Theatre credits include Death of the Tradesmen (Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award and the Lir Revival Award) and Advocacy (Best Ensemble Award and Best Performer at Dublin Fringe) for Talking Shop Ensemble. Shaun is a graduate of the Abbey’s New Playwrights Programme and Rough Magic’s SEEDS.
In 2014, Shaun made his Abbey Theatre debut with The Waste Ground Party, later shortlisted for the Stewart Parker Major Bursary. Other work includes I’ve to Mind Her at Dublin Theatre Festival, Revolution Radio for RTÉ and an upcoming series of texts to be performed as part of The Dublin Tenement Museum. In 2017, Shaun presented Rapids with TSE as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. He is currently artist in residence at the Ark where he works with responsibility to the Children’s Council.
As part of the Pan Pan International Mentorship, Shaun will develop a new work focusing on the ritual of restorative practice and the rehabilitation of convicted offenders into mainstream community.