Celebrate Heroes and History-Makers at IDGTF 2016!
IDGTF is the largest event of its kind in the world. It celebrates the contributions of the LGBT community through theatre and gives a valuable platform to talented and varied participants from Ireland and abroad.
Our programme is carefully curated by our Artistic Director from over 100 submissions to ensure high artistic standards. But most of all it is fun, exciting and open to all!
In 2016 we celebrate heroes and history makers. From ancient Greece to Oscar Wilde to 1916 and on to modern Ireland, Iran and Russia we explore where we have come from and where we now.
Our programme features revolutionaries, footballers, boxers, nuns, hedonists, feminists, geniuses, heroines, lovers, poets and more!
Here is a preview of the 2016 Festival Programme:
- A truly international line-up from Ireland, the UK, USA, Canada, Iran, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Greece.
- Approximately 30 productions over 14 days and nights across 6 venues (over 180 performances of theatre in all)
- Drama, comedy, music, cabaret, dance, free events and more.
- Multiple World, European and Irish premieres.
- Exciting new collaborations with the leading LGBT theatre companies in the UK (King’s Head Theatre) as well as with the oldest LGBT theatre in the USA (TOSOS).
- A series of events related to the 1916 Rising – including full length and short plays and an academic seminar.
- New writing by female writers and directors in our ‘Feminists Awake’ programme.
- Irish Historical Short plays as well as International Shorts.
- A look at the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum and its aftermath
- A nightly Festival Club where participants, audience, supporters and volunteers can socialise
- Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday daytime matinee performances at only €10
- Our closing ‘Gala and Awards Night’ where we celebrate excellence in the Festival with awards for acting, writing, aspects of production, intercultural-dialogue and contributions to LGBT theatre.
Julie Andrews, Alan Turing, Padraig Pearse, Oscar Wilde, Roger Casement and Helen of Troy will all be joining us for Festival 2016. We hope that you can join us too!