Declan has designed sound and multimedia and provided musical direction for the company’s productions from Shakespeare to contemporary drama and the summer and Christmas shows for younger audiences.
In addition, his photographic work (still and video) has been used on stage, for publicity and as part of the graphic design for posters and show programmes.
Working with the rest of the Mill Productions creative team, his design work has been on the full range of plays presented by the company including Shakespeare (Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, and King Lear) and the summer shows including The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, and James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. For those summer productions and the Christmas shows, written and directed by Geoff O’Keeffe, he has combined musical direction with audio-visual design. Examples of sound design work for other shows include Tom MacIntyre’s Good Evening Mr Collins directed by Padraic McIntyre, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men directed by Kate Canning, The Boys written by Michael Harnett and directed by Tracy Ryan and The Spinning Heart written by Donal Ryan, adapted and directed for the stage by Paul Brennan and presented in Smock Alley Theatre, dlr Mill Theatre and the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
As an actor, he has played roles in a similar range of plays including Macbeth, King Lear, and Hamlet for Mill Productions. For Dublin Lyric he played Patrick Pearse in Eugene McCabe’s Pull Down a Horseman, directed by Conor O’Malley, which enjoyed a successful run at a series of venues throughout Ireland, north and south of the border, during the 2016 Commemoration Year. Other roles have included the Professor in David Mamet’s Oleanna, directed by Brian Molloy for Vermilion Productions – and back in 2006, when the Mill Theatre first opened its doors, he played the lead role in the first play performed on the new stage – the Narrator in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, directed by Brian de Salvo.
Declan is also a voiceover artist and works on story and project development for independent film and television production. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Drama and Performance Studies from University College Dublin.
For more on his voiceover, performance and multimedia work, visit declanb.com
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