For the National:
Shane Dempsey trained at The National Theatre Studio and E15 Acting School.
For the National: Translations (as staff director)
Other productions include: Shining City (as assistant director) at Theatre Royal Stratford East; rob steal swindle at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts; Continuity and The Non-Stop Connolly Show at the Finborough; About Last Night and Seven Jewish Children at the Arcola; The Master and Margarita at the Bussey Building and Te Pooka, Edinburgh; and The Bay at Theatre503, The Space and Te Pooka, Edinburgh.
Movement direction projects include: Migran-Te for Plataforma Festival in Sheffield, Halifax and Leeds; Eating Myself at Battersea Arts Centre, The Fight for Stagecraft ay Kickham Barracks, Ireland; The Good Earth (R&D) at Wales Millenium Centre); Ensemble Practise in New York; and The Blocks and More Shadows Than People for E15 at Clifftown Theatre.
Shane Dempsey ran Stagecraft – one of Ireland’s leading youth theatres – from 1998 to 2016. He is also the founding member of Fragments, a dynamic physical ensemble in London working across theatre and film.
Internationally he has led workshops in movement and ensemble practice in New York and devised large-scale theatre projects with young people in China. Shane is an experienced facilitator and regularly works with The National Theatre Learning department. He has led workshops in New York, Shanghai, Bangkok, Chengdu, Moscow and Beijing.
(Updated March 2023)