Ross Dungan

Playwright and writer for television

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Biography

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

CV

Theatre

Writer

Director Maisie Lee
Starring
  • Peter Daly
  • Marie Ruane
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    Short play commission as part of Future Tense

    Abbey Theatre
     
    Producer Matt Smyth
    Director Ben Kidd
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • John Cronin
  • Manus Halligan
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    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
    Starring
  • Rachel Gleeson
  • Kate Kennedy
  • Dave McEntegart
  • Steph McKeon
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    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
    Starring
  • Jude Greer
  • Claire Hughes
  • Rachel Parker
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    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

    Writer

     

    Film adaptation of Ross' play

    Titled Pictures
    In development
     

    TV

    Writer

    Peckles
    1 x 11'
     

    Animated children's show

    Jam Media
    In development
     
    Starring
  • 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