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 Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. 

Following the sell out success of Making A Mark’s premiere at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 (nominated for Best Production, Best Performer, Wilde Courage Award & Winner of the Judge’s Choice Award) the production embarked on a nine venue national tour across 2022 supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. For touring information contact  

Locations – March to May 2022 

Draíocht, Blanchardstown

Riverbank, Arts Centre Kildare 

Visual, Carlow 

Belltable, Limerick 

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Townhall Theatre, Galway

Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo

Axis, Ballymun

Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar

Writer and Director Shaun Dunne

Featuring and Co-Created Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne

Producer Killian Coyle

Set Design and Costume Design Sarah Foley

Lighting Design Eoin Winning

Sound Design Jack Cawley

Photography, Film and Visual Design Luca Trufarelli

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