International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

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Country and Region IrelandDublin
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Dublin, Ireland
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International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival
179 South Circular Road
Dublin 8

Festival Description

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival was founded to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Dublin’s greatest theatrical son, Oscar Wilde and is the only event of its kind worldwide that focuses solely on theatre by gay authors, with gay characters or with a gay relevance or theme. A diverse programme of theatrical presentations is enhanced through an International Academic Seminar at Trinity College, Free Play Readings, a Nightly After-Show Festival Club and a Gala Night including four awards for writing, performance and production.

Festival Dates May 6 - 19, 2013
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Programming highlights 2013:
  • From Argentina to Africa and Australia, from friendship to quantum physics and opera, we celebrate diverse stories of LGBT people, sexuality and gender through over 35 productions of drama, comedy, music and free events. The 2013 sees our most diverse programme ever. In it you will find soldiers, footballers, lesbians, bisexuals, Mormons, Latinos, gay icons, composers, fetishists, physicists, poets, strippers, teenagers, drag-queens, major historical figures and much more! There is no shortage of comedy in the 2013 programme from around the world from Latino LGBTQ comedy shorts to the exploits of a gay Dutchman.
    Of course there is a wide range of drama from dark tales of teenage love to soldiers to Mormons. Don’t miss our selection of new Irish drama and our largest ever programme of short plays featuring drama and comedy. We also explore gender identity from communist Poland and Shakespeare with a twist, to the mysteries of nature. This year also sees a series of plays exploring sex, fetish and more. With both dark and comic themes these productions are strictly for adults only..! Don’t miss our extensive women’s programme of comedy, short plays and drama from lesbian trail-blazer Eva Gore-Booth to a comic story of a teenage tomboy. Finally don’t miss our largest ever programme of free events including play readings, a series of audiences with gay community figures and our tenth anniversary gay theatre seminar.


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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • First six images are of “The Laramie Project”, Photos courtesy of Wild Oats Productions
    • Kimberly Dark
    • 2 images of Pam Ngwabeni in scenes from “Ncamisa! (Kiss) The Women”
    • Kimberly Dark’s Dykotomy poster
    • 2 images of Peter Hayes, of “The Tricky Part”, photos by Christine Nachmann


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