Liam Doona

Liam Doona is a lecturer on Design for Stage + Screen.


Liam's research is demonstrated as an ongoing design practice for theatre and enquiry into the history of scenographic practice.

Towards an Empty space. Scenography at the Royal Shakespeare Company 1962-1970. Designers Shakespeare. University of Miami 2016
Jo Mielziner and New American Stage Craft; Hope, hopelessness, presence and absence . Theatre and Performance Design, a reader in Scenography. Routledge2010


Recent designs include; The Bloody Irish; PBS Television2016, The Field, Borstal Boy' Gaiety Theatre; She Stoops to Conquer, You Never Can Tell; Abbey Theatre.

Collaborators, A Quadrennial Review of British Stage Design; Victoria and Albert Museum2008

Research projects

My research incorporates creative design practice, primarily for theatre with more formal scholarly enquiry into historical scenographic innovation.

A Practitioners History of Scenography. A ten part introduction to the history of western scenography for post graduate students at There Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts, Trinity University Dublin.2015 - ongoing
From Smock Alley to Sean Kenny: A Brief Introduction to Irish Scenography Tracing the story of Irish set and costume design from John Ogilby and the Royal Theatre Dublin in the 1660s to Sean Kenny's designs for Oliver in the 1960s. Irish Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Dublin. March 5th2013
Small Histories; A seminar/study day on Irish Visual and Material Culture,1870-1921 14th December, National Library of Ireland. (nli, iadt, ncad.)2012
Second Thoughts are best: EG Craig: practioner/theorist/educator Victoria and Albert Museum2010
Edward Gordon Craig: Practitioner and Educator. A day of lectures.Cuchulain Unstaged : Terence Greys unstaged designs for the Cuchulain cycle Irish Society for Theatre Research Symposium. Sligo IT Spring2009