Sian is the founding director of Super Paua – a Dublin based theatre company that makes community empowered performance. We make work for young audiences (though not only), mainly in English (though not exclusively!) and we love to create the art works that you didn’t know you wanted, but which you find beautiful and necessary once we’ve given them to you. Humour, social relevance, and respect define our work.
We produce three types of project –
Professional Plays that are crafted by experienced storytellers, and that aim to entertain, inspire and challenge the public. (Due to Covid cancellations, we now run a storytelling podcast too!)
Collaborative Programmes that are run for and with communities who don’t usually go to the theatre. These projects combine our teams’ skills with the valuable knowledge of community leaders, in order to nurture growth for the individual and the group.
Targeted Skills Sharing that uses our team’s skills and resources to support marginalised artists, or artists from demographics not often represented in the professional arts. We hope to offer exciting Irish creatives routes into professional theatre for through paid, collaborative internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training schemes. We share a lot of our company resources with artists for free.
Super Paua is a core producing partnership between by Heather Rose, Sian Ní Mhuirí and Mark Ball. We also work with a bunch of great partners and associate artists, including Miriam Needham, Mauricio Quevedo, Orlaith Treacy, Aine O’Hara, Diane Crotty and Alison Martin. Check out our website here for more details.