Dublin's LGBTQ+ Performance Group
Telling Untold Stories
Acting out receive funding to take award winning show, The Decriminalisation Monologues on tour in 2021
Acting Out are thrilled to announce that we have received funding from the LGBTQI+ Communities Integration Fund from the Department of Children, Equality, disability. integration and Youth which will enable us to take our award winning show, the Decriminalisation Monologues, on tour in Ireland in 2021. Artistic Director, Howard Lodge said, “ We probably got more response to this piece than any we have done and besides winning the National GALA Award this year it was nominated for Best New Play in three festivals in the UK and Czechia. However, it had not been seen outside of Dublin in Ireland, so it is brilliant that we can take it around the country. Writer, Sean Denyer said, “We stand on the shoulders of those who went before us, and the resilience and strength of an older generation of gay and lesbian people has gone largely unrecorded. We hope this piece is a contribution to addressing this”.
Details of the tour are now being worked on and more details will be available in the new year.
Acting Out featured on the latest podcast of Your Program is your Ticket with host Sean Chandler
Howard and Sean spoke with writer and podcaster Sean Chandler from New York about making work in the pandemic and the differences in responses in the USA and Ireland. Click the link below.⬇️
Can You See Me? A new short film is premiering at the Thornhill Theatre Space Virtual Fringe Festival
Our new short film premiered on 3rd September as part of the Thornhill Theatre Space’s Virtual Fringe Festival. It features Howard Lodge as Michael on a video call with him mother when both of them are in Covid19 lockdown. Writer, Sean Denyer said, “ It has been such a weird time for people and the need to communicate with those we love has been thrown into sharp focus. This short film looks at how the pandemic can provoke people to tell things they had kept hidden” After the premiere the film will continue to be available on the Thornhill Theatre Space Facebook page or via YouTube- just follow the link above.
Acting Out writer featured in Dear Ireland, an evening of words and music from the Abbey Theatre
We are thrilled that a short piece by Sean Denyer, who wrote our shows, The Ref and The Decriminalisation Monologues and Opening Up is included in an evening of words and music reflecting on the state of Ireland at this difficult time. The piece is read beautifully by Wren Dennehy, and can be seen by clicking the link below.
Opening Up- a new short play for Dublin Pride’s Digital Festival
Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride has gone digital this year because of the concerns about Covid. We had hoped to present two weeks of shows as part of the festival, but we have obviously had to put that on hold. However, Dublin Pride asked us whether we could do something for their digital festival, so we reworked one the pieces, Opening Up, as a radio play which you can now listen to on our podcast. It last about 35 mins and has adult themes and strong language. Links below or listen from this website by clicking the link above!
Acting Out win the 2020 National GALA Award for Arts and Entertainment!
Acting Out shortlisted for National GALA Award for The Decriminalisation Monologues
We are both thrilled and humbled to have been shortlisted for The GALAS award for Arts/Entertainment for our show, The Decriminalisation Monologues, which was a tribute to those in the LGBTQ+ community whose bravery and resilience paved the way to where we are today and on whose shoulders we stand. First performed in Outhouse as part of Dublin LGBTQ Pride the show was subsequently nominated for Best Play in Brighton, Prague and Manchester Fringe Festivals, and we'd love to do it again at home. To add to the excitement this is a category subject to public vote! You can vote for us at www.galas.ie
Acting Out will be returning to Brighton and Prague with new show called, ‘Best Served Cold
We are delighted to announce that our new show, Best Served Cold has been selected for the Brighton Fringe Festival and Prague Fringe Festival, both in May 2020.
More details here
More details here
Acting Out nominated for Best Newcomers and Long-listed for Best New Play at Greater Manchester Fringe.
The Awards for this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe we’re handed out this Sunday and we were delighted to be nominated in two categories.
Read more here.
Read more here.