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Sian Ní Mhuirí

Writer, Children's, 6+ years, 10+ years, Animation, Live Action, Series Developer

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A screenwriter with a background in children’s theatre, Sian has extensive experience writing for, and working with, children, teenagers and community groups. Her interests include comedy, science fiction / genre projects, multi-lingual and multi-cultural work, and queer stories for family audiences.

Sian was a committee member of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland (2014-16) and a founding member of Super Paua theatre company, which specialised in socially-engaged performance in community settings. She is an Arts Council Peer Panellist for the Young People, Community and Education division. Sian has been awarded a number of residencies and awards for her work, including the Draíocht Residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2019).



Odo S2
Sixteen South

Writing episodes for the upcoming second series

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RTÉ Young People's Programming

Original YA series in development

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Ink & Light

Development work and script for new animated series

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Dog Ears

Development work for new animated preschool series

Stage Struck!
Dog Ears

Development script for new animated series – selected for Cartoon Forum 2023

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Blooming Media / Nickelodeon

Development for live action Nickelodeon series

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Little Moon Animation

Writing episodes for upcoming animated series


HexVet (2023)

Wrote 1 x 11′ episode for new animated series for Nickelodeon

Trail Rangers (2022)

Development work writing 11′ episodes for new animated series

Sullivan Sails (2022)
Distillery Films

5 x 7′ episodes on new pre-school animated series which released on RTÉ in April 2023.

Royals Next Door (2022)
Ink & Light / Pikkukala

Online material to support release of the series

Totally Spies (2022)

Wrote 1 x 22′ episode for major 8+ animated series

Louise Lives Large (2021-2022)
Tailored Films

Wrote 2 x 30′ episodes for live action teen comedy-drama, created by Carol Walsh. For production 2023.

Fia's Fairies (2021)
Little Moon Animation

Wrote 8 x 5′ episodes for animated series

Monster Loving Maniacs (2020-2022)
Ja Film / Mondo TV / Toon2Tango

15 x 22′ episodes of new 6+ animated action adventure show. Sian joined as a consultant and is one of only three writers on the whole show. Monster Loving Maniacs is now available on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

Fishcat & Jack (2018)
Turnip + Duck

Development work and pilot script for new 6+ animation show, co-written with Carol Walsh.

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

Writer on 4 episodes of new Irish/Finnish comedy animation series, directed by Vanessa Lassenius. Screens on RTEjr from November 2021. Other broadcasters include YLE, Ketnet and RTVe.

NOMINEE Best Writer For an Animated Series, ‘Royals Next Door – Royal Re-Enactment’, Irish Animation Awards 2023

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

Writer on a new 6+ animated comedy series


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)
Super Paua

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.


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)

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.