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Ross Dungan

Playwright and writer for television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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 currently writes for RTE’s Fair City and Roy and for a number of projects for Tilted Pictures. 


Reckoners 2014
The Lir Academy - Studio
Producer 15th Oak Productions
Director Dan Herd
Writer Ross Dungan
Starring Conal McCarthy & Jamie McHugh

Developed at Fringe Lab with the support of Tiger Dublin Fringe

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Director Dan Herd
Writer Ross Dungan
Starring Rachel Gleeson, Kate Kennedy, Dave McEntegart, Steph McKeon & Erica Murray

Play about a man looking back at his life after his death

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Director Emily Reilly
Writer Ross Dungan
Starring Jude Greer, Claire Hughes & Rachel Parker

Play about the effect of the Omagh bombing on three people

100 Minutes 2009
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
Writer Ross Dungan

Checking Time 2008
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Producer Painted Filly Theatre
Writer Ross Dungan

Part of 100 Minutes 2008

Roy: Series 3 2013
Writer Ross Dungan
Starring Cathy Belton, Martha Byrne, Simon Delaney, Scott Graham & Fionn O'Shea

Show about the animated son of a real family

Fair City 2009 to 2012
RTE for RTE One
Writer Ross Dungan

Writer on the long-running Irish show