Live Collision International Festival presents



Dates: 20 Apr - 20 Apr

Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: €16 - €€14

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“Your child is like a cheap rubber ball – neither here nor there, neither this nor that, hard to control and causing problems, blurring lines and asking difficult bloody questions.

Please see me.”

Shorty is a deconstructed drag-child, who frays at the edges and plays at the edges. And almost falls apart.

This show looks at the position of the non-binary child, and the relationship with the mind when the body is under attack. It champions the not-quite, the slight and the awkward. Shorty brings a spare change of clothes to most places, and usually has to use them.

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Duration: 60 minutes


Created and performed by Hester Chillingworth.


About the Artist
Hester Chillingworth makes performance work and low-key interventionist installations. The work often plays with language, simplicity, interpretation and some things about childhood, including mischief and confusion.

Hester is Thinker-in-Residence on Young People, Gender and Live Art at the Live Art Development Agency in London, Creative Producer (Participation & Engagement) for Forced Entertainment, and Artistic Director of GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN performance company.

Shorty was the Chisenhale Dance Space (London) and Marlborough Theatre (Brighton) 2016 Small Spaces commission.


LIVE COLLISION, established in 2009 by Lynnette Moran is Ireland’s leading curatorial model of Live Art; both an international festival and year-round Creative Producing house redefining the ways that artists create, engage and collide through live performance and digital platforms. Supporting artists working across and between disciplines and creating fresh new experiences for audiences.

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