Ross Dungan

Playwright and writer for television

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Ross is a graduate of the Advanced Playwriting Course in Trinity College Dublin, taught by Marina Carr. 

He is also one-third of the hugely successful Irish sketch-comedy group A Betrayal of Penguins who have experienced hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in the past two years.  His play, Minute after Midday which follows three people affected by the Omagh bombing, won a Fringe First in 2011 and The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle was nominated for Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2013 as well as the Stewart Parker Trust Award.  The play had a successful run at Soho Theatre and transferred to 59E59 in New York in September 2013.

Ross also writes for RTE’s Fair City and Roy and is developing a film adaptation of The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle




Director Maisie Lee
  • Peter Daly
  • Marie Ruane

    Short play commission as part of Future Tense

    Abbey Theatre
    Producer Matt Smyth
    Director Ben Kidd
  • Janice Byrne
  • Peter Coonan
  • Lorcan Cranitch
  • Orla Fitzgerald
  • Manus Halligan

    Thriller about love, lies and loyalty

    Project Arts Centre, Dublin
    Producer 15th Oak Productions
    Director Dan Herd
  • John Cronin
  • Manus Halligan

    Drama about a  man released from prison who begins a cycle of revenge

    The Lir Academy - Studio
    The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle
    Nominated: Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards
    Director Dan Herd
  • Rachel Gleeson
  • Kate Kennedy
  • Dave McEntegart
  • Steph McKeon
    Play about a man looking back at his life after his death
    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    Minute After Midday
    Fringe First Winner 2011
    Director Emily Reilly
  • Jude Greer
  • Claire Hughes
  • Rachel Parker
    Play about the effect of the Omagh bombing on three people
    Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    Play for Painted Filly Theatre's series of plays about now

    Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
    Producer Painted Filly Theatre
    Part of 100 Minutes 2008
    Project Arts Centre, Dublin




    Film adaptation of Ross' play

    Titled Pictures
    In development



    1 x 11'

    Animated children's show

    Jam Media
    In development
  • Cathy Belton
  • Martha Byrne
  • Simon Delaney
  • Scott Graham
    Show about the animated son of a real family
    RTE for CBBC
    Writer on the long-running Irish show
    RTE for RTE One