IDGTF 2017 came to a close last night with our Gala Awards Night in front of a packed audience in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square.
We pay tribute to all of our winners and nominees below. IDGTF is a curated Festival, with only a minority of submissions actually accepted. So we would like to thank the tremendous contributions of all of our artists and participating companies.
Here is the list of winners in full:
1. Leah Moore, Wasting Paper
2. Erin Sheilds, Maev Beaty and Andrea Donaldson, Montparnasse
3. Darren Harding, Fronting
4. Jim Dalglish, Lines In The Sand
5. Margo Mac Donald, Elephant Girls
(for their exceptional support of the Festival and our artists, as audience members and long-standing friends of the Festival)
1. Nicole O Connor for bisexuality awareness
2. Darren Hardie Fronting for HIV awareness
3. How We GLOW LGBTQ Youth awareness
4. Gypsy Queen Traveller awareness
5. Joto! Racial/Immigration awareness
(for LGBTQ Youth awareness)
1. Spool for its exploration of Masculinity
2. Patrick Cash Queers for its exploration of transphobia
3. How We GLOW for it intergenerational dialogue
4. Gypsy Queen for its exploration of homophobia in sport
5. Darren Hardie for its exploration of contemporary HIV diagnosis
(for its exploration of contemporary HIV diagnosis)
1. Robbie Byrne/Liza Michel Momentum Acting Studio for continuity and casting
2. Gypsy Queen Set Design
3. Otto Farrant/Finn Cooke concept and creativity Spool
4. Jackie Reeves Lines In The Sand graphics
5. Jay Whitehead direction Montparnasse
(for concept and creativity)
1. Kathy Zaborsky, Montparnasse
2. Maria Blaney, Calamity Jane Sends A Message to her Daughter
3. Laura Thompson, The Morning After, Momentum
4. Margo Mac Donald, Elephant Girls
5. Milly Harding PJ Queers
1. Dan Reeves Ireland, Tyler in Bleach
2. Ryan Thomas Clayton, Dane in Gypsy Queen
3. Stanton Plummer Clayton, Sapphire Queers
4. Nick Bucchianeiri, Boy Lines in Sand
5. Tony Travostino, Man Lines In Sand
The 14th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival ended last night with our Gala and Awards Night. More news to follow on our winners and nominees!
Festival 2017 was the most successful for a number of years and we were happy to report higher average turnout at shows as well as multiple sold-out performances over the past 2 weeks.
We are also delighted with the results from our raffle – you contributed more than ever before and this will make a huge difference as we work towards 2018.
As a 100% not-for-profit, voluntary organisation, every cent earned during the Festival:
There are many people we would like to thank as without their amazing support this event simply could not happen:
There are so many others that we would like to thank – including those who generously gave time, resources, equipment and expertise to the Festival throughout the year.
Don’t miss our €10 Saturday matinees which take place at 2:30pm & 4pm.
Check out our Saturday schedule here.
Our Week 2 programme running from May 8 to 13 has it all!
Love, crime, comedy, tense drama, touching true stories, critically-acclaimed drama, dance and more!
Lines in the Sand: a riveting and suspenseful drama where a vulnerable gay student falls under the spell of an older man.
Gypsy Queen: an unlikely relationship starts between two boxers. Already promising to be a hit of week 2, from the writer of ‘Away From Home’.
The Elephant Girls: don’t miss this critically-acclaimed show, the amazing true story of the rise and fall of an all-female criminal gang who ruled South-East London.
Queers: in modern London a diverse range of LGBTQ and straight-ish characters tell their intertwining stories.
From the director of our 2016 smash-hit 5 Guys Chillin’
A Peculiar Arrangement – Mike is engaged to Jenny but then he meets John… Things are about to get a lot more complicated in this dark piece.
Love Trumps Everything / How we GLOW – four stories celebrating LGBT people in America – real stories of young New Yorkers, Calamity Jane, marriage ‘made in heaven’ and more.
Joto! Confessions of a Mexican Outcast – the touching, funny true story of being the ultimate outsider. The perfect antidote for anyone suffering from Trump overload!
Spool is a critically-acclaimed must see. A young man’s mind and body interwine through dialogue and dance.
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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.
Spool is an extraordinary dance / physical theatre piece involving the body ‘dancing’ with the mind of a confused young man.
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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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!
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.
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… 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… 1920s Paris. Two women reunite in the City of Love in a powerful tale of lust, love and art.
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.
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.
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!
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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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.
Their stories are funny, romantic, dramatic, erotic and inspirational.
Join them on this journey from May 1st 2017!
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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.
Find out more about our 2017 programme here.
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IDGTF 2017 – May 1st to 14th
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.
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.
Tables are €40 for a table of 4.
Places are limited, so we recommend reserving your table via email: email@example.com
For More Information see our Facebook Event Page
We are busy working on an exciting programme of theatre for the 14th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival which runs from May 1 – 14 2017.
You are warmly invited to be a part of this unique, welcoming and unforgettable event in one of Europe’s most fun cities.
We are currently building the 2017 programme and will be in touch shortly regarding your submission. For more contact our Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not organise a trip to Dublin to this unique and friendly event?
Why not be a part of the largest Festival of LGBT-related theatre in the world? Whether you want to learn more about theatre in a range of areas, give something back to the community, meet new people or see great theatre we have a role for you! Contact email@example.com.
Want to raise your profile to local and international audiences? Want to contribute something to the arts and LGBT communities? Want to arrange a social night for your employees? We have packages to suit you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.