Shane is an actor and performance artist. He is 24 and lives and works in Dublin city.
He is one third of Dublin based collective THEATREclub or “les enfants terribles of Irish Theatre” as they’ve come to be known. Shane’s work centres on his own experience and aims to capture your attention, tickle your funnybone, tug on your heartstrings and deliver a point. He is interested in using his own life to encourage an audience to think about theirs.
Recent work includes Hungry Tender, (writer and performer), White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour(Nominated for Best Production, ABSOLUT Fringe 2012), Purple by Jon Fosse directed by Edwina Casey, The Family conceived by Doireann Coady and Grace Dyas Directed by Grace Dyas, Tear Down the Walls- A collaborative site responsive performance curated by Project Brand New and directed by Geraldine Pilgrim; Twenty Ten directed by Grace Dyas and Doireann Coady as part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011; . I Got My Haircut A Year Ago, a performance piece he created as part of THISPOPBABY’S Queer Notions Festival 2010 in Project Arts Centre.
Less recent work includes Shane Byrne Left His SLEEPING BAG in The Car Again…- A self-reflective solo piece about his teenage years spent in the scouts. Group Therapy For One (nominated for Spirit of The Fringe Award ‘09) which he devised with Grace Dyas for ABSOLUT Fringe 2009 and was also performed as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2010.
He performed in THEATREclub’s THEATREclub stole your CLOCK RADIO what the FUCK you gonna do about it? For two separate runs in Project Arts Centre and as part of The Cork Midsummer Festival 2010. Acting credits include Daily Bread (dir Rachel West, Project Cube). This Is Still Life (dir Brokentalkers, Project Space Upstairs), The Cripple of Inishmaan (dir David Horan, Project Cube)
Shane took part on The Next Stage 2009 and he is an Irish delegate of YPAL- A Euopean Network for adults aged 18 -30 who are engaged in performing arts.