The second & final week of IDGTF 2018 is now underway with a whole new range of shows until Saturday evening.
To celebrate the IDGTF 2018 week 2 programme, they are giving a special offer for a limited number of shows for today (Tuesday) only. More details below.
Week 2 Preview – LGBT youth, sex, family secrets, hidden history and … Trump
The programme, designed to celebrate 25 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland, sees plays covering a range of topical issues; from historical LGBT figures, visibility, the Trump era, bisexuality, surrogacy and alcoholism are packed into Week Two of a most innovative programme of theatre that makes Dublin the leading international centre in the world.
‘Women’s Shorts’ features a trio of powerful and funny pieces about LGBT women. The hilarious ‘Butt Trumpet‘ (USA) reveals some unusual ‘talents’ of Trump’s former spokeswoman, Kellyanne Conway. ‘Cherry Pickings‘ (UK) follows queer women on a night out and ‘Unseasonable‘ (USA) explores the aftermath for two women of a mysterious incident.
“Memories We Lost in the Fire” (UK)
“Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Ireland) both explore young gay/bi men on a journey to understand their sexuality.
Renowned lesbian playwright, Carolyn Gage’s insight into Marty Mann, founder of the National Council on Alcoholism premieres from the USA in “Easter Sunday” (running in a double-bill with lesbian relationship comedy “The Christmas Drill“).
Blue Heart Theatre Company (Ireland) premieres ‘Passing On’ a story of surrogacy, family and choices as a gay couple’s plans to have a child are thrown off-course by a shocking revelation.
‘His Greatness’ looks at an ageing playwright, his assistant, and a young hustler, inspired by the last days of Tennesse Williams.
This week also presents an opportunity to see ‘2 HIStories’ a duet of short stories from festival founder and artistic director Brian Merriman, exploring Irish life in the 1980s and UCD founder Cardinal Newman’s lifelong friendship with Fr Ambrose St John.
To celebrate week 2 programme IDGTF are offering a limited number of €10 online evening tickets for this evening – May 15 ONLY for the following shows:
Memories We Lost in the Fire (left)
Momentum Acting Studio @ 9pm
The Teachers Club Studio @ 7:30pm
The Teachers Club Studio @ 9pm
Join them in Street 66, Parliament Street for bookings, Festival merchandise and information:
- Pop in from 12-3pm Mon-Sat (closed Bank Holiday Monday)
- Phone: 00353 89 219 6898