Set & Costume Designer

Monica Frawley

Selected credits

  • VagabonesOpera Collective Ireland
  • By The Bog of CatsAbbey Theatre
  • The Taming of the ShrewRough Magic
  • Orfeo ed EuridiceOpera Ireland
  • The Burial at ThebesGuthrie Theater, Minneapolis


A highly respected, award winning Irish designer, Monica has designed the premiere productions for many celebrated Irish dramatists including Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Frank McGuiness, and Marina Carr. Her studio is based in Dublin.

Monica has received multiple recognitions for her work. She was presented with the Judges Special Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, in acknowledgement of her innovative and illustrious career. She won a London Time Out Theatre Award for At The Black Pigs Dyke  for Druid Theatre Company, an Irish Times Best Costume Design for The Taming of the Shrew for Rough Magic Theatre Company and an Irish Times Best Set Design for Heavenly Bodies.

Featured work


Opera Collective Ireland
Composer: Raymond Deane
Librettist: Renate Debrun
Director: Ben Barnes
Conductor: Sinéad Hayes
Movement: Libby Seward
Set & Costume Design: Monica Frawley
Lighting Design: John Comiskey

The Wolf and Peter

CoisCéim Dance Theatre/Ireland/UK/Australia
Direction & Choreography: David Bolger
Set & Costume: Monica Frawley
Lighting: Sinéad McKenna
Composition: Conor Linehan
Sound: Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Mateusz Szczerek as The Wolf
Photo by Ros Kavanagh

“There really is something for everyone in The Wolf And Peter, from splendid performances to stunning design, and some beautiful music.”
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub 


By the Bog of Cats (World Premiere)

Writer: Marina Carr
Director: Patrick Mason
Set and Costume: Monica Frawley
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Joan O'Hara - Catwoman
Olwen Fouére - Hester Swane

The Burial at Thebes

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Antigone adapted by Seamus Heaney
Director: Marcela Lorca
Set & Costume: Monica Frawley
Composer: J.D. Steele

Monica Frawley’s dark, glowering set crumbles with ancient exhaustion as it evokes towering walls of crypts.
Star Tribune

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