Arnold Thomas Fanning

Arnold Thomas Fanning
AddressDublin 8
Member Type:Member
Can Write in Irish:NO
My plays include Those Powerful Machines (Dublin Fringe Festival 2008), Shafted (New Theatre New Writing Week 2009), and Griswold (Focus Theatre 2012). My short stories have been published in Ireland and America and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. I wrote the screenplay for the short film Still Rain which was shown at the Cork Film Festival. I co-wrote the script for the one hour TV film Making Ends Meet which was broadcast on RTÉ and also seen in film festivals in Ireland, England, and Canada. I have been a resident at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts USA, and the Edward Albee Foundation Residency in Montauk, Long Island, USA, as well as a Work-Study Scholar in the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Vermont, USA. I have participated in writer’s workshops in Dublin and Prague, participated in the Sources 2 script development programme in Germany and Norway, and received several grants from the Irish Arts Council. In 2013 my short play Pickin’ Up was performed in Liberty Hall as part of the Big Green Apple event produced by The Attic Studio in association with Origin Theatre, New York. I am an Associate Writer with the Focus Theatre and have been selected for the BBC Writer’s Room 2013.

Nocturne (Short short.)

Independently financed. Director Daniel Doyle. 2012

Trajectory (Short.)

Independently financed. Director Anka Wysota. 2009.

Still Rain ( Short.)

Produced by Indi Films with funding from The Irish Arts Council. Directed by Karl Golden. Screened: Cork International Film Festival 2000.

Making Ends Meet (One hour TV drama.)

Produced by Indi Films for RTÉ Television. Co-written with Damien O'Donnell; Directed by Declan Recks. Screened: Dublin Film Festival, 1999; Montreal World Film Festival 1999; London Irish Film Festival 1999; Galway Film Fleadh 1999; RTÉ Television Broadcast 1999.

Pickin’ Up

Liberty Hall, September 2013. Director Cathal Quinn. Part of The Big Green Apple event, Attic Studio in association with Origin Theatre Company, NY.

‘Girls Girls Girls’/ ‘Tabula Rasa’

The New Theatre, March 2013. Rehearsed readings.

Griswold: Play of New York

Focus Theatre, June/ July 2012. Director Joe Devlin. Civic Theatre, Tallaght/New Theatre, Temple Bar.


What’s On Tom? Inaugural Season, 2009. Director Andrew O’Leary. Red Door Theatre, Co. Kilkenny.


New Theatre New Writing Week, 2009. Director Simon Hubbard. The New Theatre, Temple Bar.

Those Powerful Machines

Dublin Fringe Festival, 2008. Director Graham Cantwell. The New Theatre, Temple Bar.

'Still Rain' (Short Story).

BBC Radio 4, Summer 2000.

Irish Arts Council Travel Awards, Various Dates.

Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Vermont, USA:  Work Study Scholarship Fiction 2003.

Edward F. Albee Foundation, New York, USA: Writer’s Fellowship 2003.

Screen Training Ireland Bursary Award, 2006.

Master of Arts: Modern English & American Literature: University College Dublin 1991.

Bachelor of Arts: English and Geography: University College Dublin 1989.