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Making a Mark


  • Playwright

    Shaun Dunne 

  • Author Notes

    Co-created with Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne.

  • Synopsis

    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 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.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 September 2019

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced by Talking Shop Ensemble and Run of the Mill Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Talking Shop Ensemble

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Cube. 

Original Cast  
Performer Mark Smith (2)
Performer Aisling Byrne
Production Team  
Director Shaun Dunne
Production Manager Sebastian Pizzaro
Stage Manager Gordon Bell
Graphic Design Kate Heffernan
Associate Artist Leah Moore
Film & Visual Design Luca Truffarelli
Photography Luca Truffarelli
Sound Designer Jack Cawley
Costume Designer Sarah Foley
Set Designer Sarah Foley
Lighting Designer Eoin Winning
Producer Killian Coyle

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the festival programme.