Yearly Archive 2017

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Diverse Dramas!

We celebrate our diversity through an equally diverse and exciting programme.

We bring you a mix of drama, comedy, musical theatre, youth theatre, feminist theatre, true stories, dance, verbatim theatre, short plays. discussions and more!

Our 2017 programme explories LGBT+ identity from young people exploring who they are to sex-and-drugs fueled journeys of discovery, religion and LGBT people, homophobia in sport and life as a gay immigrant.

We delve into individual stories, look at intimate relationships – functional and dysfunctional and take a look at the societies that LGBT people live in.

Ireland, the UK, the USA, Germany, Canada and Mexico… our stories come from around the world but are united in celebrating – and exploring – who we are.

See the full programme and book online here.

 

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Press Release 2017: Celebrating Our History and Facing Our Futures Together

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release    Download a copy here

Contemporary  stories  of  LGBT  life  in  Ireland  and  abroad  will  be  celebrated  on  Dublin  City centre stages for two weeks opening on the May bank holiday.

Reaching its 4000th performance this year, plays covering a range of topical issues — from being a gay Traveller boxing champion to lesbian  gangsters  in  East  end  London,  and  Mormon  missionaries —  are  packed  into  a  most innovative programme of theatre that makes Dublin the leading international centre in the world.

Launched  by  Senator  David  Norris  and  award  winning  actor  Mark  O’ Halloran,  a capacity audience, including  the Ambassadors of Chile and Norway and the US charge d’affaires, flocked to the announcement of a programme not hosted in any other global city.

Joni  Mitchell,  leaving  certificate  students,  inter -racial  love,  a  diverse  group  of  queers,  high school  students  from  NYC,  Calamity  Jane,  contemporary  HIV  and  transgender  stories,  gay escorts, older community members, a Mexican confessional, lesbian artist models in the 1920s, a  macabre  reunion  between  an  estranged  father  and  his  son,  a  man  with  a  wife  and  a boyfriend,  a  modern  exploration of masculinity separating the emotional from the physical self, and  a  closing  night  of  a  long  established  gay  venue,  the subjects of  new  and  emerging playwrights who find a voice and a stage in Dublin each May, make up this year’s  accessible programme of diverse theatre for the 14th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

Carefully curated from over 100 submissions from around the globe,  five venues across Dublin  city  will  become home to the best  international  gay theatre the world  has  to offer, providing a unique opportunity to see LGBT culture (nine  performances each night)  presented by theatre companies from Ireland, the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico and Scotland.

“Dublin will  once again host the world’s biggest and most diverse LGBT Theatre Festival, in a year when the City Council decided to cut the already small grant being made available to this unique  theatrical  event  that  attracts  worldwide attention”  said  festival founder  Brian  Merriman.  “I suppose if you give so freely to your city, its often taken for granted and this cut of over 10% shocked the LGBT theatrical community, who recognises our work to give the city this valuable label as the world centre for the genre.  This is our fourteenth year staging new and diverse theatre,  welcoming artists  and  audiences  regardless  of  their  sexual  identity.  Everyone  is welcome in this unique festival of theatre, and if the city wants to reduce its small support so be it.”

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For future information please contact:
Brian Merriman, Founder/Artistic Director info@gaytheatre.ie

Secure online booking on www.gaytheatre.ie.
Tickets are priced at €15 per show (€13 Concession/€10 matinee).
Nightly Venue tickets; two plays in the same venue (7.30pm/9.00pm), available at €25.
Matinees are on Bank Holiday Monday (May 1st) and each Saturday (May 6th/13th).

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IDGTF 2017 Preview: Celebrating You and Me

Let’s Celebrate LGBT+ Identity in All Its Forms

Join us on a whirlwind tour from the streets of modern New York and Dublin to Victorian London and 1920’s Paris … from heaven to hell.

Across time and place our plays celebrate our identities – as individuals and as a community.

Our heroes and heroines are stepping away from the ordinary and discovering who they really are –  through religion, sex, youth, romance, drugs, art, violence and love.

Young LGBT people and questioning ‘straight’ men, artists and rent-boys, illegal immigrants and proud trans women, Mormons and boxers

Their stories are funny, romantic, dramatic, erotic and inspirational.

Join them on this journey from May 1st 2017!

 

Special Features of our 2017 Programme:

  • A free World War I Seminar – ‘Love in the Trenches
  • Lots of special double and triple-bills offering endless variety
  • Explorations of LGBTQ youth
  • Powerful drama celebrating the lives and creativity of women
  • €10 weekend matinees offering excellent value
  • Huge diversity – dance, drama, comedy, musical theatre and more
  • Packed with the best new Irish and international drama plus critically-acclaimed works
  • … not to mention our free nightly Festival Club and closing Gala Awards Night!

 

Secure online booking now available at gaytheatre.ticketsolve.com.

Enquires / questions?  Email: boxoffice@gaytheatre.ie.

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2017 Programme Out Now!

Celebrating Me and You!

Our 2017 Programme is out now with secure online booking.

In 2017 we celebrate our identities through extraordinary stories from across the globe.

Join us on a whirlwind tour from the streets of modern New York and Dublin to Victorian London and 1920’s Paris … from heaven to hell.

Find out more about our 2017 programme here.

Download the PDF version here …. coming soon to venues across Dublin!

IDGTF 2017 – May 1st to 14th

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Table Quiz Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who supported our Table Quiz at Street 66 recently, and who helped make this very important fundraising event a fun-filled success. A special thank you to quizmaster Conor Clear and our volunteers, to everyone who took part on the night, to those who donated spot and other prizes, and to Street 66 for being such a welcoming venue.

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IDGTF 2017 is on its way!

We are working hard on finalising the programme of IDGTF 2017 which will be announced on March 30th.

We will present:

  • Comedy, drama, music from Ireland and from around the world…
  • Topical works, erotic, romantic, erotic, feminist, youth-theatre, historical, literary and fun works…
  • Free events, weekend matinees, talks…
  • New writing and innovative theatre…
  • Our Gala Awards Night on Sunday May 14th
  • … and much more!

Join us from Monday Bank Holiday May 1st to May 14th

Tickets €10 (matinees) or €13/€15 (evenings)

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Annual Table Quiz

Join us for our annual fundraising evening in support of the 14th Annual Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

Wednesday March 15th at 8PM.

Hosted by Conor Clear.

Street 66 (Formerly “The Front Lounge”),
34 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.

8PM

Tables are €40 for a table of 4.
Places are limited, so we recommend reserving your table via email: quiz@gaytheatre.ie

 

For More Information see our Facebook Event Page