The RUNway

The RUNway is the development and creation phase for a proposed 2024 stage production. Collaborating with leading artists and designers in its realisation, The RUNway proposes a joyous, artistically excellent celebration of learning disabled identity via a provocative pastiche of performances from the ROTM ensemble, bringing together a variety of influences from pop culture. Artistic […]

The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse will support Run of the Mill participants to take the wheel, and bring forward seed ideas and projects for development that have arisen from the exploratory work of The Engine Room. The participants will work in collaboration with selected writers / artists to take forward the strongest artistic ideas to emerge from this period.  The […]


Connections is a poetry film collaboration between Mark Smith, award winning poet Colm Keegan, Arcade Film and Run of the Mill Arts. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Creative Ireland. Connections is the culmination of an opportunity for lead performer Mark Smith to further pursue his emerging practice in performance poetry for film; […]


Headspace is a short film from Run of the Mill Arts and Arcade Film Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. Headspace is an award winning short film that seeks to place the lived experience of a character with an intellectual disability front and centre of the narrative. Headspace features an ensemble of disabled talent […]

The Engine Room

The Engine room is a 6 month artist development programme offering 13 participants the opportunity to think, develop and grow their artistic practice via collaboration with some of Ireland’s leading theatre and filmmakers. Consisting of weekly workshops with guest artists at Maynooth University and opportunities to experience and see new work, The Engine Room seeks […]

Making a Mark

Making a Mark is an award-winning autobiographical theatre production by Shaun Dunne, co-created with Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne.  Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s… But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is […]


Vulnerable A short film piece by Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith edited by Ed Fay, created for the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland. Vulnerable went on to be screened at Culture Ireland’s SEODA Festival in 2021 and was further selected for screening at the prestigious Kerry International Film Festival, 2021. Locations Abbey Theatre Cast Mark Smith   Writer […]

The Community

The Community Continuing our collaboration with Kilian Waters and Daniel Keane of Arcade Film; Run of the Mill’s Artistic Director Aisling Byrne developed and workshopped a screenplay titled ‘The Community’ which is inspired by the stage production ‘Singing for Survival’. With a writers group that included six creatives with intellectual disabilities ‘The Community’ is a […]

The Masterclass Project

THE MASTERCLASS PROJECT In 2019 Run of the Mill held a series of Performance Masterclasses in the Castletown House, Celbridge. For one week fifteen of our regular Run of the Mill ensemble members participated in a different Masterclass every day.  Video of Masterclass Project   The Masterclass Project was supported by Creative Ireland and Kildare County […]

Singing for Survival

SINGING FOR SURVIVAL In collaboration with Pathways Day Service St. John of God Community Services Liffey Region. Supported by the Arts Council, Kildare County Council.  A near future. A wasteland. In the time between Before and After, a group of contestants reside in a place known only as The Centre. When the promise of a […]