Our curiosity has been piqued by new play Scorch, which explores sexuality and gender.
We’ve teamed up with the Project Arts Centre to give one of our readers the chance to attend the award-winning play that begins its run next Tuesday, February 13.
Inspired by gender politics as well as recent court dealing with ‘gender fraud’, Scorch by Belfast playwright Stacey Gregg tells the story of a teenager, Kes, who is struggling with their gender identity.
Kes explores their sexuality and gender by presenting as a boy who embarks on an intimate relationship with a girl, an act that leads to devastating effects both legally and personally.
At its heart, Scorch delves into the complexity of love, through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, examining how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.
It confronts ideological norms, which have for so long shaped our understanding and beliefs surrounding sexuality and gender.
Scorch has won many accolades on the festival circuit: Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play, Adelaide Fringe Critics Circle Award, the Vertebra Summerhall Best Actor Award, and the Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script.
’Scorch’ runs at the Project Arts Centre from February 13 to March 3, 7.45pm. Tickets €16 – €18 from projectartscentre.ie
To be in with a chance to win this prize, answer the following question:
What is the name of the Scorch’s playwright?
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