Writer & Composer
Shauna is an Irish theatre maker and works as a Writer, Composer, and Musical Director in both Ireland and the UK. She is best known for her original musicals, Chromatics and Tír na nÓg and is a huge supporter of new and original Irish Musical Theatre. Her mission is to promote authentic Irish stories and bring Musical Theatre to the forefront of the Irish theatre scene.
Recently, Shauna has worked with West End director Andrew Keates, bringing her debut musical Chromatics to life both in London and here in Dublin in 2018. Her newest solo musical, Tír na nÓg was showcased in Smock Alley in 2018 and in The Other Palace in London’s West end in January 2020 and in October 2019 she presented The Other Chosen One, a musical about Neville Longbottom, at LeakyCon Boston. She has written a number of pieces for theatre and is currently working on no less than six new original musicals both here and in the UK. In London, Shauna attends the esteemed Book, Music & Lyrics workshop run by David James as part of their Composer/Lyricist track.
Shauna also works closely with the Mill Theatre in Dundrum, running musical theatre workshops and programmes for young people, and is currently developing a new piece of children’s theatre which will hopefully be performed in 2021.
Aidan Byrne is a Musician/Performer/Composer/Multi-Instrumentalist originally from Kilkenny, Ireland. Growing up Aidan spent most of his time busking on the streets of Kilkenny or in a rehearsal room with a band or for a play/musical. He played roles in shows with Dreamstuff Youth Theatre, Kilkenny Musical Society and Watergate Theatre Productions.
Aidan studied Music and Irish in University College Dublin (UCD). He was heavily involved in both Musical and Music Societies while he was there. He also completed his Masters in Musicology in UCD.
He was awarded the Inaugural Red Alchemy Voice Scholarship in 2017 with Christine Scarry of Red Alchemy Theatre Company.
From 2018-2020 he performed as a soloist and part of a band in the Irish Dance Show in Raglan Road, Disney Springs, Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Now he is working on songs for Tír na nÓg and releasing music under his solo project.
Barry has been musically directing shows for the past five years with various societies. He began playing piano at age 11 and took up the saxophone a few years later. Although his day job is in social media he still finds time to do musicals on the side.
He has musically directed several shows such as: The Wedding Singer and The
Pajama Game with KIMS, In the Heights and Spring Awakening with UCD Musical Society, Little Shop of Horrors and Mamma Mia with UCD Dramsoc, Sister Act with Tullyvin MS, and Chromatics and Tír na nÓg with Poliwog Theatre Collective. He has also acted as Assistant Musical Director for shows such as Annie with The Mill Theatre, Cabaret, She Loves Me, and Jekyll & Hyde with UCD Musical Society, and Grease with UCD Dramsoc. Aside from musically directing he has also played in the pit for several shows such as Legally Blonde and Singin’ in the Rain with Phoenix Performing Arts College, and Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, and Bonnie & Clyde with UCD Musical Society.
He is beyond excited to work with this incredible team to bring this story to life. In classic leaving cert style of very basic Irish he will leave you with this seanfhocal: “Bíonn dhá insint ar gach aon scéal” - “There are two sides to every story”.
Kate is a Galway-based theatre-maker and producer from Limerick. Kate attained an MA in Theatre Practice & Production from NUIG in 2020, during which she interned with Brú Theatre on their production of Ar Ais Arís. She was also a participant on Galway International Arts Festival’s SELECTED programme in 2020. Since then she has worked with SQUAD Productions as both a producer and a sound designer on The G Trilogy, a trilogy of short radio plays by Robert Downes.
Kathy is a Dublin based theatre producer. She previously produced Chromatics at the dlr Mill Theatre in 2018 and Tír na nÓg at the Scene and Heard Festival in 2019. In 2019 Kathy, along with Shauna, presented their project The Other Chosen One at LeakyCon in Boston, USA. Kathy previously worked with Selladoor Worldwide on productions such as Amelie, Falsettos, Avenue Q and Monopoly Lifesized.