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Meet The Cast & Creative Team of
The Shaughraun

The Shaughraun Creative Team

Director, Artistic Director - Peter Dobbins

Director Peter Dobbins is a cofounding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Storm Theatre Company since its inception. Recently, he has directed the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and Storm Theatre's co-productions of Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O’Neil, The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, and Death Comes For The War Poets by Joseph Pearce, all staged at The Sheen Center For Thought and Culture in New York City. Dobbins’ other Storm directing credits include: George Lillo's The London Merchant; The President by Ferenc Molnar adapted by Morwyn Brebner; Le Cid by Pierre Corneille translated by Richard Wilbur, Stewart Parker’s Spokesong, Marcel Pagnol’s Marius and Collaborators by John Hodge.

Assistant Director, Associate Artistic Director -

Fleur Phillips Dobbins

Fleur Dobbins has been working for 30+ years in the entertainment industry as actress, director and writer. She has appeared on and off broadway as well as regionally in the US. Storm's productions include The Surprise (2015), The Fight & Deconstruction (2017) and The Rainmaker (2018).  In addition, Fleur is an experienced children's acting coach as well as a certified Early Childhood Music Specialist. She is a playwright, has studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. @fleuralysdobbins/

Dialect Coach - Paul Anthony McGrane

Theatre includes (as an actor):
New York:  Storm Theatre Co, Playwrights Horizons, TFANA, Irish Repertory Theatre, Irish Arts Center, Hunter Theatre Project.


Regional:  Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre (Boston), ACT (San Francisco), Alley Theatre (Houston), Irish Classical Theatre (Buffalo).

Ireland:  The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Project Arts Center, Andrews Land Theatre, Wet Paint Theatre Co.

UK:  Royal National Theatre Co.

Lighting Design, Production Manager - Michael Abrams

Michael has designed numerous shows all over the country, including Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, Regional, Tour and Cruise Ship venues. Select Design credits include: I Of The Storm, Music Man, The Merry Widow, The Salvage Shop, My Favorite Year, Twelfth Night, The Last Starfighter, Midsummer Nights Dream, Occupation: Dragonslayer, American Nocturne. She Loves Me, Amadeus, Quartet, Last 5 Years, Jekyll & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, Parade, King And I, Children Of Eden, 42nd Street, I Do I Do, Meet Me In St. Louis, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, Phantom, Annie, Forever Plaid, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Singin’ In The Rain, Oklahoma, Crazy For You, Damn Yankees, Anything Goes, The Nutcracker, And A Christmas Carol. In addition to designing shows, Michael is a professional photographer that has been published nationally and internationally.

Costume Design / Grace Onofrey

Grace Onofrey is excited to be joining the Storm Theatre and Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture in her first professional production. Grace is a graduate of the costume design program at The Theatre School at Depaul University where she worked as a lead and assistant on several productions including Miss Intergalactic 1967 and Tartuffe. Grace would like to thank her parents for helping her achieve her goals and also Peter and Fleur Dobbins for taking a chance on her. She plans to continue working freelance and exploring the opportunities the world of Chicago theater has to offer!

Sound Design / Averi Paulsen

Averi Paulsen is excited to join the team for The Shaugraun! Averi is a sound designer and technician based in Chicago, and their recent design credits include: Strange Heart Beating at Cloudgate Theatre, Reverse Missionary at Haven Theatre, and If/Then with Brown Paper Bag Company. As a designer they love getting to the heart and the humanity of the work. They'd like to thank they're supportive friends and family.

Scenic Designer / Grey Smith

Grey Smith is a Chicago-based designer and interdisciplinary artist and recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago. Grey has worked across several theatrical disciplines, including scenic and properties design in the Arizona Young Actors' Alliance's production of She Kills Monsters and Loyola University Chicago's recent production of Everybody. They have a deep interest in history and the intersection of culture and spaces, so they are very excited to have the opportunity to help share the richness of the world of the Shaughraun!

Fight Direction / Violent Delights

Fighting duo Amber Wuttke and Jay Donley have designed, choreographed, and directed stage violence for the past decade in the Chicago land area. In 2019 came the official joining of their artistry, under one name, of Violent Delights. Most recent credits include Julius Caesar and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Invictus Theatre); Who’s Afraid…Woolf (Elsinore Players); Sweeney Todd (Mendel Center for the Arts). Past Favorites include Little Shop of Horrors and Oliver (Drury Lane), and productions of Fight Girl, Battle World and She Kills Monsters. @violentdelights_chi

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