A Queer Guide To Dublin Fringe 2017

This year's Fringe has queer acts galore!

Dublin Fringe 2017

We’re pretty stoked about the sheer volume of totally queer shows at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.

Here’s the lowdown…


Project Arts Centre: Sept 15 & 16, 8.30pm

A riff on Jeffery Eugenides’ epic intersex novel, //Middlesex//, that includes a DJ set, this gender-blending monologue cries freedom from the boundaries of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, and national identity.

2) Triple Threat

Project Arts Centre: Sept 19-23: 9.15pm

If you didn’t catch her at Yestival last May, now’s your chance to experience ultra-feminist Lucy McCormick powering on up with her queer as fuck royal variety show.

3) B!RTH Choices

Project Arts Centre: Sept 16 & 17: 6.15pm

Written and performed renowned lesbian playwright, Stacey Gregg (who is having a baby with her partner this year), this show looks at reproductive choices and the inherent challenges.

4) Aon Mhac Tíre Nó Roinnt Mic Tíre

Project Arts Centre: Sept 22 & 23: 7.15pm

Ruairi Donovan and Mica Sigourney explore queer brotherhood and the border between the Irish republic and the north.

5) Dummy

Peacock at The Abbey: Sept 9-16: 6.30pm

Written and directed by Irish gay couple, Peter Dunne and Donncha O’Dea, this darkly funny tale toys with family dysfunction, with a little ventriquilsim thrown in for good measure.

6) Dear Attracta

The New Theatre: Sept 19-23: 8.30pm

The Fringe debut of very brand new drag star, Attracta Tension an old-style Agony Aunt with problems to share.

7) The Power of Wow

Bewley’s Café Theatre: Sept 19-23: 8pm

Xnthony goes straight and gets married in an effort to finally make it in the fame game.

8) Fully Automated Luxury Gender Oasis

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: Sept 15-19: 2.30-8pm

Artist collective, The Trans Live Art Salon hosts a space with performances, readings, queer skill-sharing workshops, and tea.

9) Tomboy Survival Guide

Peacock at The Abbey: Sept 21 – 23: 9pm

Writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and an all-tomboy band invite you to dismantle the gender stories we tell each other.

10) Everything Now

Smock Alley Theatre: Sept 13-17: 6.30pm

Gay choreographer John Scott’s new show with Irish Modern Dance Theatre is a rollercoaster ride with beautiful dancing men, a multicultural chorus, dazzling lights, stunning sounds and physical explosions.

11) Within Rooms

The Lir Academy: Sept 12-16: 6.30pm

A group of über queer Brazilian performers star in this equally queer play exploring the relationship between four young people living together in San Paulo.

12) Black Jam

Fibber Magees: Sept 21: 8.30pm

Feminist, queer and punk politics are ignited in this celebration of African music featuring a stellar line-up of alt Afro performers, and dancing.

Dublin Fringe Festival runs from the 9th-24th September. Check out www.fringefest.com for the full Fringe line-up.

The Fringe Pink List was originally published August 2017 in GCN Issue #333

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