Festival 2017 starts in less than 2 weeks, with tickets already selling strongly online, and at the IDGTF Box Office on O’Connell Street, opening next week.
As we count down to May 1st, we take a look at a strong and varied programme of plays by or about women.
These extraordinary stories should not be missed.
IDGTF is proud to showcase great shows by women and about women, with a particularly diverse and fascinating programme in 2017.
The women in these pieces are discovering who they are and challenging narrow gender roles – female criminal gangs, pioneering artists and lovers, a trail-blazers, teenage coming-of-age, proud trans women and more.
Lesbian, bi, trans, straight, questioning and from around the world … funny, inspiring, passionate, courageous – these women have powerful stories to tell.
Week 1 – Mon 1 to Sat 6 May
Montparnasse – A tale of love and lust in the bohemian circles of 1920’s Paris. Two Canadian women inspire artists as live art models through their naked beauty and spirit of adventure.
Both Sides Now / Wasting Paper – a double-bill about young women exploring who they are through art.
In Both Sides Now Lydia tries to figure out her life and sexuality through music.
In Wasting Paper student Casey’s poetry goes viral online but that’s only the start of the year that changed her life!
The Possible / Strange Fruit / The Morning After is a ‘ménage à trois’ of short plays. In The Possible one women takes drastic action to win over another… But has her scheming gone a bit too far?
Week 2 – Mon 7 to Sat 13 May
The Elephant Girls is the extraordinary true story of an all-female gang in Victorian London. Gang-member Maggie sits down in a London pub to tell the whole story – desire, violence and an amazing slice of hidden history. Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed gem.
Love Trumps Everything / How We Glow gives you four pieces that explore the experiences of LGBTQ+ women and young people in America.
Calamity Jane, equal marriage, dating, the stories of real LGBTQ young people… this varied programme has something for everyone.
… and don’t miss Queers – one unforgettable night in London for a range of LGBTQ characters, including Carol – a teacher during the anti-gay ‘Section 28’ era and Sapphire – a proud trans woman.
Keep watching for more previews of IDGTF 2017
Our plays are already great value at just €15/€13 and €10 matinees.
But if you want a great night of theatre check out our ‘Venue Ticket’. You can see 2 evening shows in a venue for just €25 instead of €30!
One night – two shows – just €25. More
Download the IDGTF 2017 PDF Brochure
View the programme online and book