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Preview 2017: Celebrating LGBTQ Youth

We celebrate the challenges and triumphs of LGBTQ youth in 2017.

From sexual awakening to the Leaving Cert, making dubious decisions to standing up for their beliefs our young people are on a roller-coaster journey of discovery!

 

Why not join them from April 30th with Bank Holiday Monday matinees from 2:30pm on May 1st.

Free Seminar – April 30th @ 14:30

Love in the Trenches
Start the Festival with ‘Love in the Trenches‘ a free seminar on the lesbian & gay stories of World War I, including many young people.  Mixing drama and the words of LGBT artists of the time.

 

 

 

 

 

Main Programme

 

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Spool is an extraordinary dance / physical theatre piece involving the body ‘dancing’ with the mind of a confused young man.

 

 

 

 

Lines in the Sand

 

In Lines in the Sand, a middle-aged man ‘rescues’ a vulnerable young high-school student.  But can he be trusted?  Find out in this tense and gripping drama.

 

 

 

 

Fronting
In Fronting David is a young man adapting to life with HIV.  He tells his story as he starts to look for love.  A tale of getting back on your feet and moving on as part of a double-bill of plays.

 

 

 

 

 

Both Sides Now
Both Sides Now / Wasting Paper – two young lesbian & bi women try to figure out their identities through poetry and the music of Joni Mitchell in a special double-bill.

 

 

 

 

 

Bleach
In Bleach Tyler is a young rent-boy living a hedonistic life of men, sex and money.  But one night is going to change everything in this dark, witty adult drama.

 

 

 

 

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How We GLOW tells the real stories of LGBTQ+ youth living in New York.  Features with a series of shorts about being LGBT in America ‘Love Trumps Everything’.

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Festival Box Office Now Open 12-5pm

Bookings? Questions?

With one week to go until the start of Festival 2017 our main Festival Box Office is now open across from the Spire:

Mon-Sat (until May 13) 12noon – 5pm

Festival Box Office
SpireVision Studio
5 Upper O’Connell Street
Dublin 1

Can’t make it into the box office?

  • Phone during opening hours: 085 194 9930
  • Buy tickets online … 24/7
  • Email boxoffice@gaytheatre.ie
  • Buy tickets at the venues (15 – 40 minutes before the show)

 

We would like to thank our friends at SpireVision for their generous support in hosting our 2017 Box Office.

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Preview: Love, Desire and Hidden Passions at IDGTF 2017

As we uncover hidden desires and passions things are about to get very dramatic!

Our heroes and heroines are exploring their deepest desires and passions in 2017.  In this heady mix of love, friendship, lust and sex prepare for some ups and downs!

Passionate friends and lovers, break-ups, rent-boys, questioning ‘straight’ men, young desires, fighters and hidden secrets – our programme has it all!

 

Week 1 – Mon 1 to Sat 6 May

Naked Soldier

 

In Naked Soldier… a young man discovers his desire for other men.  As he searches for new men, he reveals insights about dating and desire.

 

 

 

Bleach

In Bleach… Tyler is a hedonistic and successful London rent-boy.  But one night, two Viagra and three clients burst his bubble and change everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Unexpected Party

 

An Unexpected Party… a year after the death of a gay man, his sister and ex are about to meet to reconcile their feelings.  But she’s drunk and he’s bringing his new boyfriend.  Things are not going to go to plan!

 

 

 

 

Montparnasse

 

Montparnasse… 1920s Paris. Two women reunite in the City of Love in a powerful tale of lust, love and art.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tearing Up of Fergal & Tim… Fergal and Tim’s ‘civilised’ break-up escalates into a full-on battle of the wills.  In a double-bill with Fronting – on the night he decides to search for love again, a young HIV-positive man tells his roller-coaster story.

 

 

 

 

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In Confessions of a Mormon Boy… we welcome back this hit true story! From innocent Mormon boy to New York rent-boy to finding ‘home’, Steven Fales’ funny and moving story is not to be missed.

 

 

 

Week 2 – Mon 7 to Sat 13 May

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In Gypsy Queen ‘Gorgeous’ George, a feared and admired Traveller boxer, develops a relationship with his coach’s gay son… Prepare for conflict inside and outside the ring!

 

 

 

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A Peculiar Arrangement … Mike is engaged to Jenny, but then he meets John…  A comedy about searching for love and acceptance in an every-changing world.

 

 

 

And don’t miss Queers where a cast of LGBTQ characters share their stories and embrace their identities, and ‘Love Trumps Everything‘ a series of US short-plays featuring marriage equality and heavenly dating!

WARNING: some of the above performances contain adult themes or nudity.  See the full programme for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Secure Online Booking Powered by Ticketsolve

Secure Online booking for all shows is now available for all shows, powered by Ticketsolve available 24/7 here!

 

Here are some booking tips:

  • Remember to present your booking reference number at the venue before the performance. No need to print it – you can simply show us the booking confirmation email on your phone!
  • Don’t forget our get value €10 matinee performances on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday.
  • See our Venue Tickets where you can see two performances in one evening in the same venue for just €25.
  • Check out some common FAQs here.
  • If you have any questions or difficulties please email us at boxoffice@gaytheatre.ie.

 

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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.