Gaby Rooney

Costume design

Since 2000, Gaby Rooney worked in costume departments on many film, television, commercial and theatre projects. As a costume designer, Gaby worked with Siren Productions on The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, The Lulu House, Medea, The Giant Blue Hand (Irish Times Theatre Award Nominee), Macbeth, La Musica, Fando and Lis and Alice in Wonderland.

Other design work includes King Lear at the Abbey Theatre, Arabella (short) and Deadbook (feature, both Zanzibar Productions), Patricks Day (feature) Dha Chuirt, Identities, Rolla Saor, and BYOQ (Underground Productions), Fat Rascals and Your Bad Self (RTÉ Treasure Entertainment production), Finscéal Páidí (Oscailt), Babylon Heights (The Attic Productions), Four Horsemen, Dead Load (Warrior Films), Blood Coloured Moon, Primeval (Series 4 and 5 ITV Impossible Pictures production), The Savage Eye (Pilot and Series 3 and 4, Blinder Productions), Irish Pictorial Weekly (Series 1 and 2, Blinder Productions) and An Crisis Eile (Series 2, TG4).

 

Gaby Rooney died in January 2015, aged 42.

Awards
Nominated for Best Costume Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013 for King Lear (Abbey Theatre)
Nominated for Best Costume Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011 for The Lulu House (Siren Productions)
Nominated for Best Costume Irish Times Theatre Awards 2010 for The Giant Blue Hand (The Ark)

Gaby Rooney   King Lear

2014
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Conor Linehan
Val Sherlock
Production company
Abbey Theatre
Premiere Venue
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer
William Shakespeare
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Anthony Woods

Gaby Rooney   A Tender Thing

2014
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Monica Frawley
Sinéad Wallace
Production company
Siren Productions
Premiere Venue
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Space Upstairs)
Writer
Ben Power, adapted from Shakespeare
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Agata Stoinska
Anthony Woods

Gaby Rooney   This Thunderous Heart

2012
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Production company
Macnas
Director
Noeline Kavanagh
Photographer
Sean Power

Gaby Rooney   The Making of Tis Pity She's A Whore

2011
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Sabine Dargent
Sinead McKenna
Val Sherlock
Conor Linehan
Production company
Siren Productions
Premiere Venue
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Agata Stoinska

Artist Statement

Influenced by the works of filmmakers from Fellini to Lynch The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore was directed by Irish Times Theatre Award-winner, director Selina Cartmell. Areaman Productions produced a range of scenes for the live play, projected onstage for the actor’s interaction.


Gaby Rooney   Medea

2010
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Paul O'Mahony
Sinead McKenna
Conor Linehan
Val Sherlock
Production company
Siren Productions
Premiere Venue
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Euripides, in a translation by Robin Robertson
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Anthony Woods

Gaby Rooney   The Lulu House

2010
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Sinead McKenna
Conor Linehan
Production company
Siren Productions
Premiere Venue
James Joyce House of 'The Dead', Dublin
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Agata Stoinska
Anthony Woods

Gaby Rooney   Macbeth

2008
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Sinead McKenna
Carl Kennedy
Val Sherlock
Production company
Siren Productions
Premiere Venue
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (venue temporarily known as The Empty Space)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh

Gaby Rooney   The Giant Blue Hand

2009
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Monica Frawley
John Comiskey
Denis Clohessy
Val Sherlock
Production company
The Ark
Premiere Venue
The Ark, Dublin
Writer
Marina Carr
Director
Selina Cartmell
Photographer
Mark Stedman
Ros Kavanagh