Ray Scannell

Selected credits

  • Crossing SkinJunk Ensemble/ Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
  • DeepCork/Dublin/Galway/Kilkenny Festivals/Tour
  • MimicCork/Dublin/Galway/Kilkenny Festivals/NYC/Tour
  • Breathing WaterDublin Fringe/Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Bluffer's Guide To Suburbia Cork Midsummer Festival/Dublin Theatre Festival


Ray is a prolific writer, performer and composer based in Dublin.  Alongside his successful work as an actor and composer, he has written numerous critically acclaimed, award winning plays that have toured throughout Ireland and internationally.

Ray’s latest play THE BLUFFER’S GUIDE TO SUBURBIA premiered at the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2019 and went on to present at the Dublin Theatre Festival. Previous work, DEEP and MIMIC both premiered at the Cork Midsummer Festival and toured Ireland and beyond.  He was awarded Best Male Performer awards for both at the Dublin Fringe Festival.  DEEP was later adapted as a radio play for RTÉ.  BREATHING WATER, his first play, received an ISDA Award for Innovation and played Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2000.

Featured work

Crossing Skin

Junk Ensemble/ Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
Visual and Costume Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd
Live Music & Composition: Ray Scannell

“Junk Ensemble have guts and ingenuity” ***** The Irish Times

The Bluffer's Guide To Suburbia

Written and composed by Ray Scannell
Directed by Tom Creed
Set and Lighting Design by Sinéad McKenna
Sound Design and Additional Composition by Peter Power
Costume Design by Saileóg O’Halloran
Video Design by Jack Phelan
Produced by Naomi Daly and Maura O’Keeffe

Part ferocious standup, part electronica gig, 100% Theatre ****”

The Guardian


Written and performed by Raymond Scannell
Directed by Tom Creed

Sound Design Carl Kennedy

Best Male Performer Award
Spritit of the Fringe nomination
Dublin Fringe Festival 2013


Written and performed by Raymond Scannell
Directed by Tom Creed
Photo: Colm Hogan

“A fascinating attempt to achieve the impossible”
The Irish Times

“A manic reflection on the contradictions of modern Ireland”
NY Times

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