Sarah Jane Shiels began lighting in Dublin Youth Theatre, completing a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies, Trinity College Dublin, and the Rough Magic SEEDS programme.
She has designed for productions by ANU Productions, Emmet Kirwan, The Lir Academy, Jessica Kennedy, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Liv O’Donoghue, Emma Martin Dance, WillFredd Theatre, junk ensemble, Peacock Theatre and Brokentalkers.
Sarah Jane is also co-artistic director of WillFredd Theatre.
- Best Off-Site Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2012 for 'Farm' (WillFredd)
- Nominated Best Lighting Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2006 for 'The Dutchess of Malfi' (Loose Canon)
- Best Lighting Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015, for the Brokentalkers and Junk Ensemble production of 'It Folds', and Anu Productions’ 'Pals: The Irish at Gallipoli'