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‘Auto Da Fe’ & Take Desire Away on Rté‘s ‘the View’

‘Auto da Fe’ and ‘Take Desire Away’ were discussed on arts programme ‘The View’ on RTÉ1 last night.

Watch the discusson on RTÉ Player.

Both shows are running in the James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street until Saturday May 8th.

Tickets for Auto da Fe are €8 while tickets for Take Desire Away are €15/€13.

Go to full Festival programme >>

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LGBT Deaf Community: Performance of Chalks with ISL Interpreters

We are delighted to announce that the performance of Chalks on Friday May 7th at 8p.m. will include Irish Sign Language interpreters in partnership with Powderpuff Productions.  We are committed to increasing access to theatre so we warmly invite members of the deaf community, LGBT or straight, and hearing friends to attend.

As this production is selling well please book now to avoid disappointment.

We also recommend the wonderful ‘Noel Road 25’ to deaf or hearing-impaired audience members. This production runs all week from May 3rd to 8th and is in Spanish with English subtitles.

About Chalks:

Graham Quinn, a successful artist has lost his inspiration and interest in life. He meets David a handsome young street artist who draws in chalks on the pavement. He is captivated by the young man’s looks and artistic passion and invites him to work with him.

Will desire, eroticism or jealously be the key to restoring Quinn’s artistic muse? Will David’s responses to Grace, the other young life model drive Quinn to the dark despair of unrequited love?

Patrick Kinsella’s new play fuses art, body and soul in a gripping clash of the ageing artist and his young models.

Powerderpuff Productions (Ireland)

About Noel Road 25:

London 1967.  The erotic and passionate love affair between Joe Orton
and Kenneth Halliwell has a violent end at 25 Noel Road which shocks
the city.  A wonderful choreographic piece from Spain infused with Latin
flair.

Mosaico Mercurio Productions (Spain)

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Important: Programme Changes

In the Arms of a Lion is now on at 8pm rather than 9:30pm each evening (3rd – 8th May). A Saturday matinee has been added for Kiss the Women at 4:30pm on Saturday May 15th. Both shows are in Pantibar (downstairs) as advertised.

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IDGTF Welcomes Google on Board

We are delighted to announce that Google have come on board as major supporters of the Festival in 2010. We look forward to working with the ‘Gayglers’ to further our shared commitment to diversity and the gay community in Ireland and abroad.

For more about Google’s commitment to diversity click here.

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Lord Major Launches Seventh Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Programme

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Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Emer Costello Launches Seventh International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Programme

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Emer Costello today (March 22nd) officially launched the programme for the Seventh Annual International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival at a special event in the Mansion House at 5.30pm.

The unique festival which runs from May 3rd to 16th, is the largest such festival of its kind in the world, and has now grown to become one of the biggest annual showcases of theatre in Dublin with twenty seven plays vying for audiences’ attention this year.

The exciting programme of features, comedy and musical theatre includes Eight World Premieres, Eight European Premieres and Four Irish Premieres in what promises to be a tantalising two weeks of entertainment. This year the festival includes productions from Ireland, UK, USA, Spain, South Africa and Australia, with a particular emphasis on new writing from emerging playwrights.

Highlights from the programme include The Laramie Project (USA) a play which recounts the brutal kidnap and murder of Mathew Sheppard, Kiss the Women (South Africa), a brave and deeply moving exploration of growing up as a black lesbian in South Africa, Loaded (USA) a no-holds barred look at internet sex, identity and ageism, Exiles (UK) a fresh and unique perspective on James Joyce’s only play, Working Late (Ireland), a coming out comedy set in today’s economic crisis, Under the Rainbow (Ireland) a musical journey through the many lives of actress and entertainer Liza Minnelli and Drags Aloud (Australia) Joan Rivers support act that’s part Glee, part Scream, with a health dose of Priscilla Queen of the Desert!

Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor said, “This festival continues to play an important role in the cultural life of the capital and its policy of inclusiveness and innovation has served it well since its foundation. It has made a strong contribution to livelihood of many artists and to date has given audiences a diverse range of entertainment. I wish the Festival well as it launches, what is a very ambitious programme for 2010.”

Festival Director, Brian Merriman, said “This year we break through many barriers with our diverse programme of theatre that seeks to dialogue culturally with mainstream society. He added that festival was “delighted to welcome so many Irish companies to our programme this year. Playwrights as young as 18 year old Aaron Rogers were successful amongst the largest ever cohort of Irish applicants.”

Full details of our programme and ticket prices are available on www.gaytheatre.ie.

ENDS

For further information contact John O’Driscoll PRO on 087-2470243 or visit www.gaytheatre.ie

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Festival 2010 Programme Launched

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Emer Costello today (March 22nd) officially launched the programme for the Seventh Annual International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival at a special event in the Mansion House at 5.30pm.

The unique festival which runs from May 3rd to 16th, is the largest such festival of its kind in the world, and has now grown to become one of the biggest annual showcases of theatre in Dublin with twenty seven plays vying for audiences’ attention this year.

Download the 2010 Programme here >>

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Win Amazing Signed Lgbt Books

Donate $5/€3.75 or more and enter our draw to win signed works by the world’s finest LGBT writers.  Donors of $10/€7.40 or more will receive 3 tickets to the draw.

The draw will be held at our New York Benefit Fundraiser on March 22nd but is open to all contributers in Ireland, the US or elsewhere.

Click here to
donatate and enter >>>

The range of works available to win so far include:

  • a signed copy of “Lives of the Circus Animals” by Christopher Bram
  • a signed copy of the literary magazine “At Rise” with a one-act play by Robert Patrick (RARE!)
  • a signed copy of the award-winning graphic novel “Fun Home” byAlison Bechdel
  • signed copies of “Niagara Falls” and “Questa” by Victor Bumbalo
  • a signed copy of the “Hairspray” coffee table book by Tony-award winning author Mark O’Donnell
  • a signed copy of the “Corpus Christi” program from the fine folks at108 Productions
  • a signed copy of the script of “Corpus Christi” from Tony-award winning playwright Terrence McNally
  • From Doric Wilson: A copy of has masterwork Street Theatersigned with a DVD of the Eagle production; a copy of Now She Dances! signed plus a preface not included in the publication; a copy of the original 1980 publication of Forever After signed

with many more to follow… see Kathleen Warnock’s event blog here:http://dublinbenefit.blogspot.com/

We would like to thank all of the writers who have generously donated items and to our US Festival Ambassador Kathleen Warnock for compiling such an amazing selection.

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Festival Table Quiz – March 3

FESTIVAL TABLE QUIZ 2010 – PANTIBAR @ 8PM – WEDNESDAY MARCH 3RD

Join us as we host a Theatre Festival Table Quiz in Pantibar on March 3rd.  With prizes galore and hosted by RTE presenter Aegus MacGrianna we ask you to come along and support the Festival.

Tables 40EUR (i.e. 10EUR per person).

To reserve a table in advance email quiz@gaytheatre.ie

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