Ciarán studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre, TCD and now works as a freelance designer, theatre maker and sometime performer based in Dublin. His work encompasses stage, lighting and costume design and he has experience across the fields of theatre, dance, opera, film, live and performance art.
Ciarán’s professional career took off while working with Loose Canon Theatre Company as set and costume designer on their production of Phaedra’s Love, which went on to win the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production in 2008. With his work on Tom Creed’s production of Uno Santa Oscuraby Ian Wilson and THISISPOPBABY’s production of Tradeby Mark O’Halloran, he was a finalist exhibitor and first runner-up in the Performance Design category at World Stage Design 2013. His design for the Gate Theatre’s production of Romeo and Julietwas nominated for the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Set Design in 2015.
His designs include work for Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, The Lir, Fearghus O’Conchúir, Project Arts Centre and COCO Television, Live Collision, Shaun Dunne/Talking Shop Ensemble, Opera Theatre Company, Wide Open Opera, Rough Magic, Brokentalkers, THISISPOPBABY, THEATREclub, The Company, Run of the Mill, Croí Glan, ponydance, Ray Scannell, Sorcha Kenny, Barabbas, Playgroup, and Loose Canon.