Lighting Designer

Sinéad McKenna

Selected credits

  • Teenage DickDonmar Warehouse
  • ParadeThéâtre du Châtelet, Paris
  • Asking For ItLandmark Productions/Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Angela's AshesNational Tour (Ireland)
  • EpiphanyDruid Theatre

About

Sinéad McKenna is one of Ireland’s most respected and in-demand set and lighting designers  working across theatre, dance, opera and film.  She has won two Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Lighting Design and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Lighting Design for a Musical.  She has worked with most major Irish companies including numerous productions for the Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Landmark Productions, CoisCeim, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Rough Magic and many more.

Upcoming designs include Asking For It with Landmark Productions at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Insane Animals at HOME Manchester, La Cenerentola with Grange Festival, and Faith Healer at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, starring Aidan Gillen.

Featured work

Teenage Dick

Donmar Warehouse
Written by Mike Lew
Director: Michael Longhurst
Designer: Chloe Lamford
Sound: Ben & Max Ringham
Photos: Marc Brenner

“Donmar boss Michael Longhurst’s production shines”★★★★ Time Out 

“Lew retells Shakespeare with a needed urgency…. stark and enjoyable”
★★★★ Broadway World 

Parade

Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Musical Director: Matthias Pintscher
Director: Martin Duncan
Set & Costumes: Francis O’Connor
Artistic Director: Stéphane Ricordel

A grand reopening for Châtelet after two and a half years of renovation work.

Asking For It

Landmark Productions/Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Adapted by Meadhbh McHugh
Director: Annabelle Comyn
Set Design: Paul O’Mahony
Costume Design: Niamh Lunny
Sound Design: Philip Stewart

Sinéad McKenna’s lights allow translucent glimpses of writhing bodies at a house party…… it’s an accomplished, poetic merging of technology and stagecraft.‘ The Irish Times

Breakfast on Pluto

Landmark Productions/GIAF
Writer: Bob Kelly
Composer: Duke Special
Director and Co-Creator: Des Kennedy
Set & Costume Design: Katie Davenport
Photo by Colm Hogan

Sinéad will design the lighting for the new musical production of ‘Breakfast On Pluto which is currently in development, and will premiere at the Galway International Arts Festival in summer 2020.

Watt

Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Adaption: Barry McGovern
Director: Tom Creed
Set & Lighting Design: Sinéad McKenna
Costume Design: Joan O’Clery

Watt will be once again touring internationally in 2020.

“Sinéad Mckenna’s bare and subtle lighting and set designs enhance this stillness and keep the audience closely focused on every move and word in case somewhere there is a key to the man.” The Reviews Hub

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