Photograph from The Same - lighting design by Ronan
© Ronan O'Shea Photographer: Peter Power | From the show The Same
Photograph from (Un)Holy Blood - lighting design by Ronan
© Shaun O'Connor Photographer: Shaun O'Connor | From the show (Un)Holy Blood
Photograph from Hail to the Great Wave - lighting design by Ronan
© Enrique Carnicero Photographer: Enrique Carnicero | From the show Hail to the Great Wave
Photograph from (Un)Holy Blood - lighting design by Ronan
© Shaun O'Connor Photographer: Shaun O'Connor | From the show (Un)Holy Blood
Photograph from The Children's Hour - lighting design by Ronan
© Emmet Curtain Photographer: Emmet Curtain | From the show The Children's Hour
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Ronan O'Shea

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Biography

Ronan is a Lighting Designer from Kerry, Ireland. He graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Screen Media (Hons) with a keen interest in Lighting Design and Directing from University College Cork.

Ronan is the proud recipient of the ETC Fred Foster Mentorship Award 2019/2020, where he attended LDI in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is under the mentorship of Designer Josh Allen.

Ronan is also a Lighting & Controls Designer for 3LR Design Inc. A global architectural lighting design firm based in North Carolina. During the pandemic, Ronan worked on many large-scale architecture projects, designing Lighting and Controls systems while his beloved theatres were closed.

A selection of his lighting design credits include; (Un)Holy Blood (Cork Circus Factory), Katty Barry, Queen of the Caol Quay (Cork Arts Theatre), Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (I.N.E.C. Arena), ELECTRA (KINO Cork), Straight On ‘Til Morning (Theatre Development Centre), Woman and Scarecrow, The Things I Could Never Tell Stephen, A Bunch of Amateurs (Granary Theatre). He also won ‘Best Lighting Design’ with U.C.C. Dramat for The Children’s Hour (Granary Theatre).

Associate Lighting Designer: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing ( Fitzgibbon Theatre & Irish National Tour, LD. Hanan Sheedy), The Misfit Mythology (And Programmer, Cork Arts Theatre. LD Brendan Dunlea)

Assistant Lighting Designer: Gregory Porter (Royal Albert Hall. LD. Al Crawford), The Lost Colony (Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island, NC. LD. Josh Allen) 

His Director of Photography credits include; Epitaph (Short Film), Older (Music Video), Seen But Not Heard (Short Documentary), 8 Minutes 27 Seconds (Short Film), The Way We Were (Short Film).

Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Beauty and the Beast - Panto Theatre Everyman Cork
CADA Performing Arts & The Everyman Cork
Lighting Designer Director: Catherine Mahon Buckley
Set designer: Olan Wrynn
Dec 2023
Mám Dance Kelley Theatre, Fairfield University, CN, USA
Teac Damsa
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Nov 2023
Irish National Opera Gala Concert Concert Cork Opera House
Irish National Opera and Cork Opera House
Lighting Designer Sep 2023
The Curing Line Opera Íontas
Straymaker
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Gallen
Sep 2023
Mám Dance Sadler's Wells, then touring
Teac Damsa
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Sep 2023
Mám Dance Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, then touring
Teac Damsa
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Jul 2023
I Fall Down: A Restoration Comedy Theatre Crawford Art Gallery
Gina Moxley and Everyman Cork
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Michael Hurley
Director: John Mcllduff
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Jun 2023
We Create The World Theatre Fitzgibbon Theatre, Graffiti Cork
Graffiti Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Various (Artistic Director Julie O'Leary)
Set designer: Davy Dummigan
May 2023
(Un)Holy Blood Dance St. Lukes Cathedral
Tricycle Trauma
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Lidija Sona
Set designer: Ronan O'Shea
May 2023
The Legend of Skønhed Theatre Fitzgibbon Theatre, Graffiti Cork
Graffiti Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Julie O'Leary
Set designer: Davy Dummigan
Apr 2023
Proms at Cork Opera House Concert Cork Opera House
Cork Opera House
Lighting Designer Director: Wayne Jordan
Set designer: Pai Rathaya
Apr 2023
The Welkin Theatre St.Michaels Hall, then touring
Ballyduff Drama Group
Lighting Designer Director: Ger Canning
Set designer: Donie O'Sullivan
Feb 2023
The Morrigan Opera Cork Opera House
Cork Opera House and John O'Brien
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Stephen Dodd
Director: John O'Brien
Set designer: Alyson Cummins
Jul 2022
Gregory Porter UK Tour Concert Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Al Crawford
May 2022
The Same Theatre Irish Arts Centre, New York City, then touring
Corcadorca Theatre Company
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Michael Hurley
Director: Pat Kiernan
Set designer: Owen Boss
Feb 2022
DNA Theatre Cork Arts Theatre
Four Faced Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Alison McCormack
Set designer: Ronan O'Shea
Feb 2022
Hail to the Great Wave Theatre Corcadorca Theatre Development Centre
Corcadorca
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Aedín Cosgrove
Director: Pat Kiernan
Set designer: Owen Boss
Nov 2021
(Un)Holy Blood Theatre Cork Circus Factory
Tricycle Trauma
Lighting Designer Director: Lidija Sona
Set designer: Ronan O'Shea
Sep 2021
Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Musical I.N.E.C. Arena
Killarney Musical Society
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Kennedy
Set designer: Proscenium LTD
Feb 2020
The Children's Hour Theatre Granary Theatre Cork
UCC Dramat
Lighting Designer Director: Aideen Fox
Set designer: Stefan Healy
Nov 2017
Location availability:
  • North America
  • Scotland
  • UK London
  • UK Provinces
  • Western Europe & Scandinavia
  • Worldwide
Availability notes:
Willing to travel.
Contact method Details
Email address ronan@ronanoshea.ie
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Education Establishment
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Corporate:
  • Conferences
Architectural:
  • Domestic
  • Leisure & Entertainment
  • Marine & Aviation
  • Places of Worship
Non-professional:
  • Musicals
  • Plays
  • Projection / Video Design
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training

News

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