Amy is a graduate of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, New York and Bow Street Academy. Previously, she obtained a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and English from NUI Maynooth.
Hailing from Kilkenny, Amy is a former member of Dreamstuff Youth Theatre and Young Irish Filmmakers. She has worked extensively with The Devious Theatre Company since 2006 appearing in their productions of Vehicle (Smock Alley Scene + Heard Festival), Heart Shaped Vinyl, War Of Attrition (Galway Theatre Festival), Bash: Latterday Plays, Smitten (Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival), Scratcher (Project Arts Centre, The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II), Cannibal! The Musical. She participated in Devious Theatre’s six month residency, In The Future When All Is Well, at Kilkenny Arts Office in 2011. In New York, She was selected to perform in Anna Strasberg’s Scene Night, playing the role of Frankie in Frankie & Johnny In The Clair de Lune, directed by The Soprano’s George Loros. Other theatre credits include Sweet Sensations (Dublin Fringe Festival 2018), Pulp Injection (Smock Alley Scene + Heard Festival) Da (Watergate Productions) Voices In The Rubble (Sheer Tantrum) and TEXT Messages (Project Arts Centre).
Onscreen credits include Smitten (RTE Storyland), Daffney Molloy & Other Catastrophes (RTE Shortscreen/ Chicago Irish Film Festival, 2016/IndieCork 2015) Pumpkin, Birthday Cake (Crypt TV), Two Cats, Vultures, Baby Love (Mycrofilms), Stealaway and Lily’s Bad Day (Young Irish Film Makers). She appeared in the Filmbase feature Writing Home, nominated for Best Irish Feature, Best First Irish Feature and the Audience Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017.
Amy is a skilled singer and trains with Judith Mok. Radio work includes Voices of History (Red Feather Learning), Word Play, Behind Closed Doors (KCLR), the radio series Vultures and the PPI award winning The War Of The Worlds (KCLR/Devious Theatre). She was awarded First Prize for the Fishpond Bursary for Comedy 2016. She also recently completed the On Stage Writer’s Masterclass with John Delaney in association with The New Theatre as well as the Filmbase Close-Up professional development programme. She will appear in Neil O’Driscoll’s feature film Waking The Witch due for release in 2018.
Lots of the Frontline team are working on shows as part of this years very exciting Dublin Fringe Festival line up.
Sharon Coade and Amy Dunne both appear in this raucous new comedy set in a nursing home from Teri Fitzgerald. It runs September 18th to 22nd in Smock Alley Theatre. Tickets here.
Running + Walking In The Phoenix Park
John Morton appears in this meditative play about a man running for his life. It plays both weeks of the festival from September 12-14 and again from September 19-22nd in Project Arts Centre. Tickets here.
Aine Ni Laoghaire is performing in the sharp, comedic new piece from Alice Malseed and Sarah Gordon. The show runs from September 17th to 22nd in Smock Alley Theatre. Tickets here.
My Dad’s Blind
Our own Donncha O’Dea is producing the new exciting work from Anna Shiels-McNamee. It runs from September 18th to 22nd in Project Arts Centre. Tickets here.