Acting Out is the drama group drawn mainly from LGBT community in Dublin and the surrounding area, but open to everyone interested in exploring drama.
Recent productions have included, a new musical, "The Paradise" and a comedy with songs, "The Ref", about the marriage equality referendum in Ireland. Other notable productions include, “Gross indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” and “gay:dad” a documentary theatre piece drawn from interviews with gay men about their relationships with their fathers. This last piece was chosen for the Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2013 in Belfast.
In 2014 the group produced, “Tits up!” for the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival and subsequently toured it to Galway and The Outing in Lisdoonvarna.
In 2014 Acting Out were awarded a grant from Community Foundation Ireland to take their “Standing on Ceremony: short plays about marriage”, on tour in Ireland in 2015 as part of a joint initiative with Marriage Equality in advance of the referendum on Equal Marriage.
Also in 2015 they performed their show, 'The Equals" to great acclaim in the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, as well as a short play, "Straight Talking"
For Dublin Pride 2015, the group performed "The Laramie" project by Moises Kaufman.
In 2016 we produced The Ref, a play with songs about the marriage referendum in Ireland which became the biggest seller in the Dublin gay theatre Festival and won the hilton edwards Award. In 2017 the group produced a new musical, The Paradise, which was again the biggest seller in the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
The ref and The Paradise were together awarded the National GALA award in the Irish Arts and Literature Category, in October 2017.