QUEER NOTIONS 2010
Glorious Outsiders. Bold Investigation. Riotous Fun.
This years festival will present new work from some of Irelands biggest boundary-pushing queer artists alongside extraordinary international artists with works never before seen in Ireland.
The five-day festival will tear up Dublin City with a week of sublime queer plays, art, music, lecture, drag, film and politics.
Make the most of this year’s festival with a FESTIVAL PASS. Catch all shows in Queer Notions plus one Queer Spiel of your choice for 60 plus invites to the launch of Lilliqoi Blue God Made Me A Boy and the launch of the Queer Notions book. Thats 7 shows, 1 Queer Spiel, 2 parties, 4 Queer Encounters and 1 Exhibition for just 60. Remember, the early bird catches the worm – this is a limited offer. Book your FESTIVAL PASS now by calling Box Office on 01 8819 613
THE LINE UP……
THE BOBBY SANDS MEMORIAL RACE (DANCE/MULTIMEDIA)
By Eddie Ladd (Wales)
7.30PM, 7 DEC 2010
Set on a 12ft x 6ft running machine, This stunning solo piece follows the sixty six days of the hunger strike and considers the long-distance goal of resistance. Read more…..
LILIQUOI BLUE: GOD MADE ME A BOY (FILM/INSTALLATION)
By Qasim Riza Shaheen (Ireland & UK)
5PM – 11PM, 7 – 11 DEC 2010
The piece consists of three video adaptations titled Father I have sinned I, II and III that explore ideas around beautification, gender, memories and fantasies, while also telling very personal stories of longing and transformation. Read more…..
THE BIG DEAL (THEATRE)
By Úna Mc Kevitt (Ireland)
7.30PM, 8 & 9 DEC 2010
Tickets 10/ 8 (conc)
A poignant and gritty work-in-progress showing based on letters and emails between two real life friends undergoing male to female gender reassignment. Read more….
QUEER SPIEL (TALKS)
6.00PM, 8 – 11 DEC 2010
Tickets 4 book now
Hearty discussion and cheap talk; Queer Spiel is a series of robust chats by leading queers on hot topics. Irreverent, nostalgic, divisive and enlightening this intimate series will fire up the neurons and spark debate. Read more …..
By Jonny Woo
9.30PM, 8 DEC 20100
Tickets 12/8 (conc)
Jubilant gay anthems, twisted storytelling, sucker punch poetry, sublime characterisations and deranged drag are all ingredients in the Jonny Woo show cake. Youll leave wanting more, more, more. Read more…..
QUEER ENCOUNTERS (THEATRE)
8 – 11 DEC 2010
Free but ticketed. Contact Box Office on 01 8819 613 or email email@example.com to book your place.
Queer Encounters is a series of free live art happenings by a series of special guests around Project Arts Centre at 7pm during the Festival. Read more …..
RETROFLECTION (PERFORMANCE/LIVE ART)
By Dickie Beau
9.30PM, 9 DEC 2010
Tickets 12/10 (conc)
Reframing the myth of Narcissus for the YouTube generation, Retroflection is a sensual shape-shifting one-man show made up of many faces. Read more …..
TRADE (REHEARSED READING)
By Mark O’Halloran
7.30PM, 10 DEC 2010
In a run down B+B in the north inner city, a chaotic and vulnerable rent boy meets with a middle-aged, happily married client. Will a troubling burden of care and a moral awakening pull his domestic life apart? Read more ….. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL WANKING (THEATRE)
By Neil Watkins
9.30PM, 10 & 11 DEC 2010
Tickets 12/8 (conc)
On orders from heaven, this is Neil’s story through the wilderness of queerness: from Catholic Ireland to the cruising bars of the world; from Finglas head shops to Native American ceremonies. Read more …..
SWAGGER: THE BEST OF PEGGY SHAW (PERFORMANCE)
By Peggy Shaw
7.30PM, 11 DEC 2010
Tickets 14/10 (conc)
See living legend and sublime gender bender Peggy Shaw in her first full Irish show. Swagger is Shaws favourite moments from her worldwide hit solo shows. Read more …..