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Siobhán Doran-Chaston

MERRIGONGX Artist Profile


A former journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Sunday Life and the Sunday Telegraph – and scholarship recipient at the Academy Drama School in London – Siobhán Doran-Chaston appeared on Ben Elton’s BBC sitcom Blessed, and in numerous UK productions. Since moving to Thirroul, Siobhán has focused her efforts on raising her family, running her copywriting business Thread Publishing, coaching children and young adults for drama auditions, and editing a monthly digital magazine in the allied health sectorMost recently, Siobhán has been working on her play Two Weeks – as a participant of the 2023 SCWC and Merrigong Theatre Playwrights Program. Two Weeks is an experimental play about the final two weeks in anyone’s life, when (chances are) we don’t realise the biggest countdown of our lives is furiously ticking away. Within this uncomfortable grey area lies the staggering truth, beauty, humour and irrelevance of all our lives. 

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