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.
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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