Ciaran O’Melia is a freelance designer, theatre maker and sometime performer based in Dublin. He studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. He was a finalist exhibitor at World Stage Design 2013 in Cardiff, shortlisted Top 3 in the Performance Design category.
Recent designs include productions for the Gate Theatre, Croí Glan, The Lir, Wide Open Opera, Brokentalkers, Shaun Dunne/Talking Shop Ensemble, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Ray Scannell, Sorcha Kenny, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Live Collision Festival, THEATREclub, The Company, THISISPOPBABY, Barabbas, Playgroup, and Loose Canon.
- Nominated Best Design Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2012 for "Hungry Tender" (THEATREclub)
- Nominated Best Design Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2010 for "As you are now so once were we" (The Company)
- Best Production Irish Times Theatre Award 2008 for "Phaedra's Love" (Loose Canon)