Dublin Theatre Festival


John Comiskey

Rough Magic: Set, Lighting and Video Design for Sodome, My Love; lighting designs for Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer, Three Days of Rain, Love and a Bottle; Set and lighting design for Shiver and Copenhagen, (Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Set Design.)
Other theatre: set design for Outsiders (Abbey Theatre); lighting design for Benefactors and The Sanctuary Lamp (b*spoke); Kicking a Dead Horse (Abbey Theatre, Almeida Theatre, London and New York Public Theatre); Dodgems (CoisCeim Dance Theatre); The Giant Blue Hand (The Ark), Moriarty Siamsa Tire, Endgame and Black Milk (Prime Cut) and set, lighting and video for Abbey/Lyric production of Hamlet, set and lighting designs for Only the Lonely (Birminhgam Rep.), Mermaids and Hanging on by a Thread (CoisCeim Dance). Both Copenhagen and Hamlet were also nominated for Best Lighting Design.
John has designed lighting for numerous other Irish Theatre companies including an Taibhdhearc, Operating Theatre (of which he was also an Artistic Director) and ambient lighting design for James Coleman’s installation at Project, IMMA and the RHA. He was curator and designer of the Irish parriciaption at PQ07, the Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of world theatre design 2007.



The House that Jack Filled

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