| Τετάρτη, Οκτωβρίου 31, 2007
| 324 * Θέατρο XIΙ - International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2007, c *
Devised, written and directed by New Yorker Gael Miller Correa, ELYSIUM is heaven in the midst of hell.Three love-lost stories collide and converge behind the drawn curtains of a prostitute’s window in Amsterdam.The longing for intimacy seduces them to the red light, fire, which only leads them to spiral into madness and confusion of love, lust, revenge and release. Can they ever be the true lover they allow themselves to know?
THE LAST YEARS SNOW
by Suzirya Theatre
One man’s journey through life, love and in search of fulfilment using his life experience of a man and that taken from extracts from Oscar Wilde’s ‘Ballad of Reading Gaol’ (With simultaneous translation in English) Direct from the Kiev Arts Festival, Ukraine.
LORENA HICKOK AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
by Conn Artist Performance Event Inc
A love story by Pat Bond and performed by Marjorie Conn the play is romantic, funny, poignant and ‘herstorical’. Hickok’s great friendship with Eleanor began shortly before Eleanor became First Lady and was regarded as ‘the woman behind the woman’. It is based on the 30 year relationship between these two powerful women documented in over 2,000 letters written by Roosevelt to her ‘beloved Hick’. Lorena Hickok the top woman journalist is a hero that history has neglected……but no longer.
ANOTHER LOUSY DAY
by David Kodeski's True Life Tales
When writer/performer David Kodeski stumbled across a pair of handwritten diaries from the early 60’s in a Chicago resale shop, he had no idea where the scribblings of a 30 year old woman named Dolores would take him. It reveals a woman who looked for love while toiling away in a television factory.Touching, thought-provoking and witty – our quest is to find out more about the woman who rose each morning with the firm belief that this day – like every other – would be “Another Lousy Day.
SINGING OUT 4
musical theatre, comedy
by Dayms the Musical Workshop
Love & Marriage - from musical theatre to civil partnership? Singer Brian Merriman, Musical Director Paul Monaghan and guest,Thomas Creighton will take a tour of musical theatre to bring you many different views of love and marriage – and even throw in a bit of civil partnership, divorce and reconciliation!
From the hilarious songs of the great musicals to the romance and passion of great gay composers, Singing Out 4 is an informal evening of live chat, comedy, music and song – a late night show not to be missed!
by Music Theatre
Actor and singer John Matthews presents his own take on an evening at the musicals. John’s personal journey features songs by some of the best musical theatre composers ……Porter, Lehrer, Brel,Weill, Sondheim and more! Songs of fiery passion, lost loves – even a gleeful widow knocking back the gin; so you can laugh AND cry – but will always be entertained!
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SHORTS, SHORTS & VERY SHORTS!
Presented by International Playwrights and Actors
A new innovation of very short pieces from Ireland and abroad:
= SOLOMON GRUNDY
by Shawn Sturnick USA
= THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Brian Merriman IRE
= A CLOSET FLUNG WIDE OPEN
by Shawn Sturnick USA
= CALAMITY JANE SENDS A MESSAGE -
Carolyn Gage USA
= THE UNSUCCESSFUL SUICIDE OF TRISH O'MALLEY
by Aidan Harney IRE
= THE GOLDIE BOY
by Diane Searls and performed by Twinkletoes Productions IRE
= THE PICKUP
by Sean McIntyre and performed by Twinkletoes Productions AUS/IRE
= A MAGINA VONOLOGUE
by Vickey Curtis and performed by Iriss Meehan aka Funtime Gustavo IRE
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|posted by Citius Fortius @ 31.10.07
| Δευτέρα, Οκτωβρίου 29, 2007
| 323 * Θέατρο XΙ - International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2007, b *
THE GAYDAR DIARIES
by Naked Angel Productions
The Gaydar Diaries comes to Dublin after taking the UK by the Balls ……. Following massive success in London, Brighton and Edinburgh, the boys are in town with their critically acclaimed production that hilariously exposes internet chat-room life. Through sketches, songs and short monologues, this comedy burlesque show explores the weird and wonderful experiences of its many users. And in a world where nothing is necessarily what it seems – anything can happen when men put their love and lust on (the) line ….! IN THESE SHOESdrama, musical theatre
by Thisispopbaby Productions
Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss - the ‘Queen of Ireland’ grants us a rare audience of song and story for one week only in her stunning new stage show – “In These Shoes?” A play on one women?
One Diva’s rare insight into the life of a lady who’s gone head to head with diva’s from Ireland to Japan and says her prayers to Miss Dolly Parton. Find out exactly what Panti is willing to do ….In These Shoes?
A SLICE O' MINNELLI
by Rick Skye Productions
New YorkAward winning Broadway star Rick Skye has taken his ‘5 Star’ production across the States and Britain, now makes his long waited Dublin debut. Displaying Liza’s physical and vocal mannerisms along with a smashing voice, Rick has created an outrageous show, a non-stop number tracing Liza’s legendary career. Part send-up, part loving valentine to Ms. Show Biz, this stylish and witty live musical production with enough sequins to light up Broadway! Revelling in delicious parody lyrics and a pair of unquestionably alluring legs, Rick has fashioned a masterful multi-media tour-de-force homage to Judy’s daughter …. Ms Liza Minnelli.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
(by Oscar Wilde)
by Kildare Youth Theatre @ Crooked House
Directed by Peter Hussey, this magnificent comedy of manners won two major awards from the UK National Student Drama Festival. Oscar Wilde satires a society that places undue importance on triviality while simultaneously trivialising the important matters in life. ‘Earnest’ - a Victorian euphemism for being gay reveals more of its gay-pride text – one of the many that affirmed the ‘importance of being earnest’ in a dangerous 19th century climate. An inventive production from the new perspective of one of the country’s critically acclaimed young performance companies.
BARENAKED LADSmusical theatre
by Bailiwack Perertory
ChicagoThis upbeat and hilarious show features five guys who get naked and one funny ‘dame’ who does not! After a successful four year Run of ‘Naked Boys Singing’, Bailiwick Artistic Director David Zak was inspired to use Chicago talent to create new and fresh comedy reviews celebrating nudity and song.The Dublin show is a compilation of the best of the Barenaked Lad series, bringing you the songs and sketches that have taken America by storm.
“Nudity & gayness are tastefully spoofed in this good natured romp” – Chicago Critic 06
“Musical comedy – the scenes zip along with unapologetic froth” – Chicago Tribune 06
by Stoney Road Films
Dublin‘The Dress’ hilariously depicts three very different women in a struggle to come to terms with their body image, by comically exploring ideas of beauty, sexiness, love and respect. A young beauty queen and her overbearing pageant obsessed mother – a butch lesbian and her straying lover who yearns for a more feminine sort of woman – and a middle aged party animal who makes a spectacle of herself at her daughter’s wedding. All wearing the same dress enlighten us to the truth behind ‘looking beautiful’
I THEE WEDdrama
by On the Lam Productions
CanadaOne Century. Three weddings. Two brides in love – with each other. Twenty minutes before walking down the aisle, Nona and Grace struggle with love and marriage as experienced through the lens of three time periods – 1901, 1952 and 2004. This timely drama touches on a topic currently undergoing great debate around the world: gay marriages. But is this a new issue? This play looks at the historical underpinning of marriage and how the choices of our past have echoes for the future.
“Best New Play Award” – Victoria Fringe Fest
“5 Star rave reviews” – Toronto Fringe
THE SECOND COMING OF JOAN OF ARCdrama
by Cauldron & Labrys Production
Portland, USAThe electrifying, underground, lesbian classic is finally coming to Dublin! Legendary playwright and performer Carolyn Gage delivers an explosive performance as a teenaged, cross-dressing, runaway, lesbian Joan of Arc who has returned from the dead to share her experiences of patriarchal betrayal with contemporary audiences.This award winning, one woman show is a stunning “girl-power epic” and manifesto to feminist rage
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|posted by Citius Fortius @ 29.10.07
| Παρασκευή, Οκτωβρίου 26, 2007
| 322 * Θέατρο X - International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2007, a *
JACK THE LADdrama
by London New Play Festival with Nordic Nomad Productions
Jack, a rent boy faces the truth about his family, his past and himself through working encounters with his clientele.The Giant, magic beans and all the familiar elements of Jack and the Beanstalk are reworked into this dark, Freudian take on a classic fairy tale – without a happy ending? DREAM MAN
by Vos Alta
SPAINDream man digs into the psyche of everyman’s fear of being lost in life’s shuffle while trying to sort out what makes us who we are, like it or not. Christopher, the Dream Man, is the best fantasy host in the business.The business being telephone sex lines that became so wildly popular in the mid 80’s at the onset of AIDS.
THE IRISH CURSE
by 28 Productions & Cahoots
LondonDoes size matter? This question, important to every man (and most women) is at the centre of this wicked new comedy which won Martin Casella the Outstanding Playwriting Award at the 2005 New York Festival. From it’s blistering language to it’s brutally honest look at sex, ‘The Irish Curse’ is a revealing portrait of how modern society defines masculinity. In doing so, the play dares to pose the fundamental question that has been on the minds of men since the beginning of time “How do I measure upto the next guy?” PAGEANT, THE MUSICALmusical theatre, comedy
by Dayms thw Musical Workshop / IDGTFPageant The Musical searches for a new Miss Glamouresse. Six stunning US Regional Beauty Queens reach the 2007 Grand Final. Gorgeous girls from all over the US will wear eveninggowns, swimwear, take part in a talent competition and promote ‘Glamouresse’ beauty products just to win your votes – Yes – YOU the Audience will pick the winner each night!! These beauties are ambitious, professional, skilled, sexy and all male!Pageant The Musical – is like ‘Mr Gay Ireland’ meets ‘Alternative Miss Ireland’! Fully live performance, with band and hosted by Frankie Cavalier. MEIN CAMP
‘Mein Camp’ is a one hour musical romp set in the last great era of cabaret, entertaining troops of all flavours.You will be whisked from Weimar Berlin, to the Gay Paris of the late 20’s, right back to the London Blitz, and perhaps even dare pay a fleeting visit to the Reichstag. With irreverent humour and occasional sweetness, this is a musical tour around Europe that will leave you screaming for more. Remember – with Dopplegang anything goes!
THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE ROOFdrama
by Artscape New Writing Programme
Simon and his best friend, Georgina, are Grade 12 learners (final year at school) and we go with them on their journey as they fall into the cold bath waters of homosexuality, race, love, death and growing up in contemporary Cape Town. Playwright Juliet Jenkin deftly enters the world of the teenage psyche. Simon’s lifeshifting encounter with a post-graduate mathematics student, Leonard, with whom he falls in love, places pressures on his friendship with Georgina.
apollo / dionysus
Flesh, wine and philosophy guaranteed (and explored) as Dionysus – the Greek god of wine and fertility – challenges the naked hypocrisy of his brother Apollo – the Greek god of order and truth. Starring brothers Jonny and Joshua Liron as the sons of Zeus who love, play and compete as lovers of both men (each other) women and as a parent.This totally uninhibited performance is a dramatic assault on the senses delivered with passion and vivid colour to a contemporary audience. ON THE SIDELINES
by AJN Productions
They say you can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends – well meet Mam, Arnie and their son Ben. Arnie dotes on Mam and Mam dotes on Ben. After Mam loses her fight against cancer, Ben and Arnie are left alone …completely. Arnie doesn’tunderstand Ben and Ben doesn’t understand Arnie but they are stuck with each other. As they steer their way through the troubled waters ahead, they discover family secrets, forgotten feelings and the odd skeleton in the cupboard, but most of all their deep feelings for each other.
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|posted by Citius Fortius @ 26.10.07