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Originally from Cork, Alan is a lighting artist who works principally in live performance including theatre, dance and opera. He is a member of both the Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers and the UK Association of Lighting and Production Designers. In 2020 he was chosen to take part in the ALPD Lumière Scheme where he was mentored by award winning lighting designer Charles Balfour. He was a Gap Day Artist in 2021/2022. In 2022 he recieved an Agility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.


Recent lighting design work for stage includes Something Different (Tinderbox Theatre Company), Nobody / Somebody (NI Opera), The History of the Troubles [accordin’ to my Da] (GBL Productions @Grand Opera House and Tour), Conversations on a Crosstown Algorithm (National Sculpture Factory & Cork Midsummer Festival), TKUIR (Outburst Queer Arts Festival), Present Laughter (Cork Arts Theatre), Lie Low (Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Dublin Fringe '22), Julius Caesar (TU Dublin Conservatoire), The Half Moon (Green Shoot Productions), The Revolution Will Be Streamed (Headrush, Ireland), Hatch (Fidget Feet Aerial Dance), Anthem (Sarah Baxter & Alice Malseed / CQAF Belfast), Three Men in a Boat (Minnow Theatre), Two Fingers Up (SkelpieLimmer), The Worst Café in the World (Big Telly Theatre Co.), A Thought for Your Pennies (Tinderbox Theatre Co.), Assembly Required (Headrush, Ireland), Sweet Sensations (Teri FitzGerald / Dublin Fringe), He Ain't Heavy (Silver Bullet Theatre Co.), The Wrongs and Rites of Grosvenor Square (Adam Wyeth), We Like It Here (Headrush, Ireland), Borderland (Soda Bread Theatre), Mary and Me (Wild Productions & Patrick Talbot Productions), Cock (Theatre Creature & Granary Theatre) and Song Factory (Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa & Granary Theatre).

Associate Lighting work includes Mavra / Pierrot Lunaire (Royal Opera House; Associate to Lucy Carter), Lie Low (Ciara Elizabeth Smyth; Associate Set and Lighting to Ciaran Bagnall) and, as an Assistant Lighting Designer, How To Be A Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons (Teaċ Daṁsa & The Gate Theatre; Assistant to Adam Silverman).


Work as a relighter includes Werther (Irish National Opera), The New Electric Ballroom (The Gate Theatre), Dances Like A Bomb (Junk Ensemble), Solar Bones (Rough Magic), Spliced (Chalk It Down & Everyman), Bingo Wings (Fidget Feet Aerial Dance), A Night in November (Soda Bread Theatre). 

Lighting design for camera includes Two Fingers Up (SkelpieLimmer) and A Midsummer Celebration (Tobi Omoteso & Cork Midsummer Festival). 

Chief Electrician & Programmer credits include Fun Home (The Gate Theatre), The New Electric Ballroom (The Gate Theatre) Cinderella (The Everyman & CADA), Solar Bones and All The Angels (Rough Magic), How To Be A Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons (Teaċ Daṁsa & The Gate Theatre), Morrígan (John O’Brien & Cork Opera House), Tipperary Dance International Festival,  The Wakefires (ANU Productions), Guests of the Nation (Corcadorca), Muc Rí (Fibín), A MACBETH R&D (Fin Walker / Union Theatre),  Bingo Wings (Fidget Feet Aerial Dance), Bouncers (The MAC) and Double Cross (The Lyric Theatre & Abbey Theatre).

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