Programme 2021 (Free Online Festival)

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18TH FESTIVAL – PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION

IDGTF Festival founder and Artistic Director Brian Merriman launches our special 2021 online Festival.

Don’t miss the 13 productions on view in 2021, available until the end of June.

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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.

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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.

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PROUD TO BE / BEYOND THE LABELS OF ME

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th

Isolation has exposed humanity. Not just to a virus, but to the unavoidable, self-reflection.

Just how much does our cultural identity colour our experiences with each other? What would the landscape of connection look like if we were honest enough to speak about these experiences? Or if we refused to carry any labels?

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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.

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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.

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CALAMITY JANE SENDS A MESSAGE TO HER DAUGHTER

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th

This rowdy, fifteen-minute monologue is a tribute to masculine women living in times when lesbian or transgendered identities were not understood.

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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).

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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.

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BEYOND THE BARRICADES

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th

The world is in turmoil. We join Machus and Cal on a youthful odyssey of self-discovery in Derry.

With student riots in Paris, the Black Civil Rights Movement in the USA, the Women’s Liberation movement kicking off and Queers revolting in New York, how will this impact them?

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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.

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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.

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A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Category: Rehearsed Play Reading   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th

Above the local bookshop, in a small, weathered village in County Mayo, Philip sits surrounded by unpacked books and a SuperValu Pain Au Chocolat. Having arrived from Dublin after breaking up with his boyfriend, Philip finds himself lost and searching for meaning in the small coastal community.

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OUTLIER

Category: Drama   Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th

Outlier is the story of James; A lonely gay university student from rural Ireland, who is grappling with the blurry events of one dark night on a Dublin sports field where he met a guy, he wishes he hadn’t.

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