In May, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival announced the eleven recipients of the 2021 Bursary Programme.
These plays cover topics such as bisexuality, long-distance love affairs, conflicting traditions in Northern Ireland, and gender identity, and are now featured in a new book: ‘18 & Coming of Age: the Director’s Cut’.
The book, curated by Artistic Director, Brian Merriman, also explores the many events, successes, dramas, and tribulations that brought the Festival to its significant birthday.
Brian Merriman reveals his director’s cut in this review of the productions presented, and the issues that impacted the staging of this unique theatrical genre.
You can buy the book via the IDGTF website or in the Dublin Pride Hub on 19 Duke Street, Dublin 2.