Sinéad McKenna | Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer

Sinéad McKenna

Così fan tutte


Sinéad McKenna has received two Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for Best Lighting Design and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical. Previously for Irish National Opera, she has designed Puccini’s La bohème at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Vivaldi’s Griselda and Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman. Her many other designs for opera and music include Michael Gallen’s Elsewhere (Abbey Theatre), Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Theatre Company); Verdi’s La traviata (Malmö Opera); Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Irish Youth Opera) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Ireland); Parade (Théâtre du Châtelet), The Wizard of Oz and Prodijig (Cork Opera House) and Angela’s Ashes: The Musical. For theatre she recently designed the set and lighting for Gabriel Byrne’s Walking With Ghosts and Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach for Landmark Productions. Other recent lighting designs include Faith Healer for Abbey Theatre, Dēmos for Liz Roche Company and Teenage Dick for Donmar Warehouse. Film and TV credits include Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Blinder Films), Bovinity (Tommy Tiernan) and Fitting In (Des Bishop). She has worked extensively with Landmark Productions, Druid Theatre, the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Dundee Rep, Cork Opera House, The Everyman, Cork, Rough Magic, Cahoots, Coiscéim Dance Theatre, Decadent Theatre, Gare St Lazare Ireland, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Fishamble, The Corn Exchange, THISISPOPBABY, Siren Productions, Second Age, The Performance Corporation, Semper Fi and Gúna Nua.

May 2022