Dublin Theatre Festival presents work in progress from THISISPOPBABY and Mark O'Halloran
Work in Progress
Strangers meet through dating apps, websites or random hook ups at the supermarket. They couple in cars, hotel rooms and anonymous apartments. They f*ck furiously, fulfilling perceived physical desires and needs in one another – the need to forget themselves, feel, control or submit.
Their shared physical intimacy becomes a catalyst for shocking communication. Their belief in the shield of anonymity allows them to reveal parts of themselves hidden from friends, family or lovers. The conversations, held in the shadow of guilt, regret or shame, are darkly comedic and troubling, revealing a devastatingly honest portrait of a society.
Tom Creed directs the latest piece from multiaward- winning writer Mark O’Halloran (Viva, Garage, Adam and Paul) and the team behind Trade (Winner, Best New Play, Irish Theatre Awards 2011).
Presented with the support of Dublin City Council and developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival