2021

Arts Council Refuses to Support Our Return to Live Theatre in 2022

Awash with government funding to support the arts during Covid, the Arts Council of Ireland has slashed our funding to zero. The Arts Council states: ‘Within the changed cultural climate of the present day, where festivals and theatres across the country are now including high quality ‘LGBTQIA+ focused theatre’ in their programme, the IGDTF [sic] …

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2022 Submissions Deadline December 1

We are currently seeking submissions for our 19th Festival, taking place from May 2-15 2022. If you have a production and are interested in taking part, please see our submissions’ page here.

Our 18th Festival is Live!

We are delighted to announce that our 2021 Online Festival is now available to stream online. See the full programme and watch on-demand here.  But hurry, as the plays will only be available during this Pride month 2021. We are delighted to support a wide range of Irish and international artists to make this possible. …

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CONVERSATIONS

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th Whilst we locked ourselves down in 2020 and watched the world burn, we turned to Zoom to keep alive conversations and a sense of community. ‘Conversations’ sees seven people do exactly that. This production is no longer available.

IDGTF Comes of Age in 2021!

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival comes of age in 2021. Over the past eighteen years, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival has worked to highlight LGBTQ+ stories through groundbreaking drama. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, our first ever bursary scheme was launched in 2020 resulting in the publication of The Plays Inside. …

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NO EVIDENCE

Category: Comedy Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th ‘No Evidence’ is a love story set in 1980’s Dublin, when the definition of ‘safe sex’ meant not getting a girl pregnant! Our double dating guys always seem to land in bed together after a weekend party. Watch Now

THE OFF SWITCH

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th The Off Switch is inspired by LGBT rights campaigner Mark Ashton and ‘Pride The Movie’. The story of his Irish contemporary – a young man who grew up with criminalisation and is now ageing in what should be a more welcoming society. Watch Now

NO ONE CARES

Category: Youth Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th Inspired from real events and real conversations. Someone has written No One Cares across the side of a building in a small rural town. There is outrage mixed with concern for who the culprit might be. Watch Now

TESS

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th Tess is a short, high-energy, rhythmic solo piece about a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality (or lack thereof). Watch Now

A REMINDER

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th ‘A Reminder’ is a twenty-minute monologue for an older actor. It considers the messages of the current pandemic as a reminder to the response to AIDS, largely ignored in the 1980s and the ongoing legacy of Irish criminalisation and grief. Watch Now

DOSE

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th Rena Bryson’s new short drama ‘Dose’ takes place the night before Oisín and Patrick’s wedding. Tensions rise as the couple face the consequences of their families merging, leading Oisín to reveal a dark secret he’s been hiding from his fiancé. Watch Now

IMMACULATE

Category: Multi-media   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th ‘Immaculate’ is based on a true story about Louise Mathews who struggled to piece together the life of her uncle Anthony, who tragically died in the early 90s and whose cause of death has left many unanswered questions. Watch Now