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Sian Ní Mhuirí

Writer, Children's, 6+ years, 10+ years

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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As a writer, poet and theatre-maker, Sian specialises in socially-engaged performance in community settings. In 2013, she founded Super Paua – a theatre company that makes brave work for young audiences. Sian is an Arts Council Peer Panellist for the Young People, Community and Education division. Sian has been awarded a number of residencies and writer awards for her work, including Arts Council Ireland’s YPCE Arts Grant (2019).

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Work

Television

Royals Next Door (2020)
Ink & Light Films / Pikkukala

Writer on 4 episodes of new Irish/Finnish comedy animation series, directed by Vanessa Lassenius

Stories from Backwoods (2020)
Ink & Light Films / Studio Soi

Writer on a new 6+ animated comedy series

Theatre

Tenderfoot 2020 (2020)
Civic Theatre / Youth Theatre Ireland

Writing Mentor

The Lonsdale Project (2019-2020)
Arts Council Ireland / Science Foundation Ireland

Writer and Director on this project (ages 11+), currently in development. Funded by Arts Council Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. Irish premiere at Riverbanks Arts Centre, Newbridge, 2020.

Knapsack (2019-2020)
The Civic Theatre / Draíocht Arts Centre (Ireland) / Centre Culturel Irlandais (France)

Writer and Lead Artist on this project (ages 6+), currently in development. Supported by Draíocht and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

Te Rohi (2018-2020)
Te Pou / Te Rehia, Auckland

Lead Writer and Production Partner (Super Paua) for Te Rohi (general audience), a co-production in collaboration with Te Pou and Te Rehia, Auckland. Funded by Arts Council Ireland and Creative New Zealand. Premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival 2020.

Aunty Ben (2014-2017)
Abbey Theatre Community and Education Department

Writer/Director/Producer of award-winning play Aunty Ben, Ireland’s first LGBT play for children aged 7+. Toured to Dublin, London, Brighton, Belfast and Kildare in 2014-2016. Supported by the Abbey Theatre Community and Education Department.

The Gaff (2016-2017)
The Complex Youth Theatre

Assistant Director of The Complex Youth Theatre, Dublin (Emp: Anthony Goulding). Co-director, writing mentor and dramaturg for CYT’s production of The Gaff.

16 & Rising (2016)
Centenary Conversations Conference

Writer of a play for young adults. Performed at The Complex, Dublin, Electric Picnic Festival 2016, and The Town Hall Theatre Studio, Galway as part of Centenary Conversations Conference.

Mysteries of the Deep (2016)
Festival of Curiosity

Writer/Performer of Mysteries of the Deep (or Why the Basking Shark Opened Its Massive Mouth) in collaboration with Niamh Beirne, Lucy Smyth and Stephane Bena-Hanly. Festival of Curiosity, 23rd & 24th July 2016.

Other

Guest Lecturer (2014-2020)
St Patricks Teacher Training College DCU, Drumcondra

Guest Lecturer on LGBT positive media for children, BEd Students, St Patricks Teacher Training College DCU, Drumcondra (Emp: Dr Audrey Bryan)

Freeland Drama Facilitator (2015-2020)
Various

Freelance Drama Facilitator with the Abbey Community and Education Department (December-February 2020), National Performing Arts School (Dir : Eamonn Farrell and Jill Doyle) Dublin Youth Theatre (March 2019) St Kevin’s College, Crumlin (2019-2020) PRESS PLAY (Dublin City Council initiative with the Abbey Theatre) and in secondary schools around Ireland and New Zealand.

Artist in Residence (2019-2020)
Teacher Artist Partnership Programme

Artist in Residence in Gaelscoil Chill Dara, Scoil Bhríde Kilcullen and Daingean NS as part of the Teacher Artist Partnership Programme (dir: Kildare Education Centre)

Co-Director (2018-2019)
Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland

Co-Director, with Abiola Mohammed, of the Girls Drama Club at the Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland. Classes for ages 7-12 years, and forthcoming classes for adults.