Sinéad Dunne Finnegan

Associate Director

Sinéad Dunne Finnegan is a theatre artist and drama facilitator based in Dublin.

A recent graduate of Trinity College Dublin’s BA in Drama and Theatre Studies, Sinéad is passionate about accessible theatre and creating inclusive environments where all participants can thrive. 

After graduating, Sinéad worked at the Greenhouse Theatre in London over the summer of 2021. They were part of the build team for the UK’s first zero-waste theatre, assistant director and set/costume designer for a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and director of a new one-act play Solarpunk

On returning to Dublin, Sinéad has regularly worked with Dublin Youth Theatre, an organisation that supports young people from all socio-economic backgrounds to participate in the performing arts. This work has included directing productions, providing welfare support and facilitating weekly autism-inclusive drama workshops as part of the Sunday Club project. 

Sinéad also stage-managed FELISPEAKS’ work-in-progress DUBH as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2021, was a marketing officer for Patch Plays’ 2021 production Meat Cute and directed Equinox as part of Scene + Heard 2022. They provided consultation on audience engagement for Jody O’Neill’s production Yellow, which was developed in Draíocht Blanchardstown and toured to the Granary Theatre Cork in 2022. 

This work included creating educational resource packs, designing and delivering workshops and facilitating post-show discussions in collaboration with learning-disabled communities. Sinéad will continue this work as Yellow tours theatre venues, schools and disability services around the country throughout 2023. 

At present, Sinéad is a facilitator at AsIAm, delivering inclusive public-speaking workshops for autistic adults. They are also a contributing artist to Mythics, a research group where neurodiverse artists come together to share their mutual interest in Irish folklore and collaborate on artistic projects. During term-time, Sinéad works part-time as a resource teacher in a community school, incorporating elements of their artistic practice to support disabled and neurodiverse students in an educational context. 

After two years of working with Run of the Mill in a freelance capacity across projects such as The Masterclass Sessions (2021), the Making a Mark National Tour (2022), The Engine Room (2022-2023) and The Wheelhouse (2023), Sinéad is delighted to be expanding their role within the company as Associate Director.

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