Monthly Archive April 2018

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10 HISstories: Book of Irish Gay Plays Launched

This new book of 10 short plays by Festival Artistic Director & Founder Brian Merriman, marking 25 years since decriminalisation in Ireland and 15 years of IDGTF, has been launched.

The majority of the plays have been previously presented at IDGTF while ‘Party Boy‘ and ‘2 HIStories‘ feature in our 2018 programme.

The book ‘10 HISstories: ‘Party Boy’ & Nine Irish Gay Plays‘ is available for sale:

At the IDGTF Box Office

At IDGTF venues from May 6-20

Online via Ticketsolve

Price: €10 (or €15 with postage)

 

 

 

At the Book Launch in the Origin Gallery, Fitzwilliam St.:
l-r: Brian Merriman (author), Adele King, Sen. David Norris, Dr Noelle Campbell Sharp

 

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Box Office Now Open @ Street 66

With Festival 2018 starting in just one week, the IDGTF Box Office is now open!

 

Street 66

Join us in Street 66, Parliament Street for bookings, Festival merchandise and information:

Pop in from 12-3pm Mon-Sat

Phone: 00353892196898

Tickets, Festival badges, T-shirts and books all on sale!

 

 

Alernatively there are many other ways to book or enquire:

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WRITERS IN THE STARS

Thank you for checking out our 2018 programme.  Tickets are no longer available for this show. 

To see our 2019 programme click here.

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IDGTF SEMINAR 2018 – 25 YEARS SINCE DECRIMINALISATION 1993-2018

Date/Time: 6 May(14:30)
Venue: TEACHERS CLUB (UPSTAIRS)    Category: Academic Seminar

‘Visibility Changing Lives’ – Free Event A Special Seminar Marking 25 years since Decriminalisation in Ireland In 1993, Ireland became the last …

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WOMEN’S SHORTS

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio    Category: Comedy Drama

Unseasonable Presented by The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS). The aftermath of an “incident” leaves two women injured, trying to piece together what …

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TAB AND LANDON

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: PLAYERS THEATRE @ TRINITY COLLEGE    Category: Adult Drama

The award winning Theatre Outré return to Dublin with a celebration of all that was taboo in the 1970’s. Tab and Landon graphically explores the …

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PASSING ON

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Drama

Brian and Tom, together for ten years, would like to have a child, to be as Tom says, “a proper family but with two dads”. When their friend, Jane, …

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MEMORIES WE LOST IN THE FIRE

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio    Category: Drama

Lies, sex and broken promises. We follow Charlie, a young person who finds himself in love with two people. His struggle to balance his feelings for …

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HIS GREATNESS

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: PLAYERS THEATRE @ TRINITY COLLEGE    Category: Drama

Three men – a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler – find themselves together for two …

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GALA AWARDS NIGHT 2018

Date/Time: 20 May(19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Comedy, Music & Drama

The Gala Awards Night is the highlight of the Festival where we close the curtains on two packed weeks of theatre with a range of festival …

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ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(16:00,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Drama

No life, no prospects, just a Granda to care for and longing to escape. Or at least someone to keep you company. Colin and his Granda are trying to …

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2 HIStories

Date/Time: 14 May(19:30) 15 May(19:30) 16 May(19:30) 17 May(19:30) 18 May(19:30) 19 May(14:30,19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Drama

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The Second Miracle

Set in contemporary Dublin. Cardinal Newman, founder of UCD awaits his second miracle to be confirmed as Saint of the Catholic Church. On the eve of another Papal visit, Aunt Mary makes a shocking discovery about the Cardinal and his devoted companion.

Written & Directed by Brian Merriman

The Off Switch

A young man born in a time where it was better to ‘switch off’ than to hope for a relationship, considers what would LGBT rights campaigner Mark Ashton and his contemporaries make of this modern gay world they campaigned to liberate?

Written & Directed by Brian Merriman.  Starring Shane English

DURATION: 60mins

 


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SMASHES

Date/Time: 7 May(16:00,21:00) 8 May(21:00) 9 May(21:00) 10 May(21:00) 11 May(21:00) 12 May(16:00,21:00)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio    Category: Comedy Drama

Canadian comedian, storyteller and actor Franny McCabe-Bennett shares stories of growing up in the suburbs as a femme bisexual women …

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PROFESSIONAL BREAKUP ARTIST

Date/Time: 11 May(21:00) 12 May(16:00,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Comedy Drama

Share the highs, lows and downright hilarity of the eternal scramble to seek, find, and inevitably lose, the woman of your dreams.  Be gently guided …

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LET ME LOOK AT YOU

Date/Time: 7 May(14:30,21:00) 8 May(21:00) 9 May(21:00) 10 May(21:00) 11 May(21:00) 12 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: THE IRELAND INSTITUTE, 27 PEARSE ST    Category: Comedy Drama

The latest performance piece from award-winning Starving Artists Theatre Company. Hilarious and touching.  Stand-up meets solo theatre in …

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GINGER BEER

Date/Time: 7 May(14:30,21:00) 8 May(21:00) 9 May(21:00) 10 May(21:00) 11 May(21:00) 12 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (MAIN)    Category: Drama

Grindr. Fisting. Drugs. All whilst staying fabulous. Being gay in 2018 isn’t easy. For Sammy and El it’s even harder, with an obsessive lad and a …

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ETHAN & EVAN & ALL THEY KNOW NOW

Date/Time: 11 May(19:30) 12 May(14:30,19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Drama

Ethan and Evan are still trying to work things out, but honestly, they don’t seem to be getting anywhere. A young gay couple who don’t seem to …

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EASTER SUNDAY / THE CHRISTMAS DRILL

Date/Time: 14 May(21:00) 15 May(21:00) 16 May(21:00) 17 May(21:00) 18 May(21:00) 19 May(14:30,21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Drama

Easter Sunday Easter Morning. 1960, New York. Del and Flora, a working-class butch-fem couple, are on their way home from service. Laughing and …

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BREDA’S WAY

Date/Time: 7 May(14:30,21:00) 8 May(21:00) 9 May(21:00) 10 May(21:00)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Comedy

During the summer of 1985, statues of the Virgin Mary were reported to move at different locations throughout Ireland. This had a profound effect …

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BLUE ISLAND 99

Date/Time: 7 May(16:00,19:30) 8 May(19:30) 9 May(19:30) 10 May(19:30)
Venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB (STUDIO)    Category: Drama/Music

Blue Island 99 is a contemporary, exciting multimedia, poetic story performed in English, with lots of music. Giving a unique insight into Asian …

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BELOVED SINNER

Date/Time: 7 May(16:00,19:30) 8 May(19:30) 9 May(19:30) 10 May(19:30) 11 May(19:30) 12 May(16:00,19:30)
Venue: THE IRELAND INSTITUTE, 27 PEARSE ST    Category: Drama

Seated at a table outside a café in Paris, Wilde explains what it was that led to his downfall. Very much alone he still clings to his great sense …

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3 LIES ABOUT BROOKLYN

Date/Time: 7 May(19:30) 8 May(19:30) 9 May(19:30) 10 May(19:30) 11 May(19:30) 12 May(14:30,19:30)
Venue: Momentum Acting Studio    Category: Drama

An often hilarious window into the harrowing life of an ‘Irish Bastard’ farmed out across the Atlantic to Brooklyn, by the Sisters of Mercy in the …

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