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“Dupont & Davenport” – A Play

I performed the piece “Dupont & Davenport” – about love, loss, grief and ten-speed bikes – at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014. Dupont & Davenport – IDGTF Draft

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100-Word Fringe: “Silence In Court” at New Town Theatre

There’s something almost adorable (and definitely funny) about the ways that Silence In Court — a rape trial that allows you to be the jury — misses the mark. The performances often falter, especially during an improvised cross-examination, and the … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Real Horror Show” at Assembly Roxy

One can be lulled into a false sense of security at the Fringe, that all shows will be as precise and rehearsed as Birdhouse or Agamemnon, but then a show like this comes along. Weaving together six horror stories, the … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Nirbhaya” at Assembly Hall

When Jyoti Singh Pandey – dubbed “Nirbhaya” (“fearless”) — was raped and murdered by a gang of men, the reaction was widespread disgust at the misogyny it represented. After last year’s Mies Julie, Yael Farber again hits disturbing real-life territory … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon” at C Nova

After the stunning Drawing Room trilogy at last year’s Fringe, Jethro Compton returns with this trio of adaptations crammed into the confines of a First World War bunker. Agamemnon’s tale is updated with a stronger emotional core, fighting for his … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Birdhouse” at Assembly George’s Square

A sort of side-vignette to Hitchcock’s avian nightmare, Birdhouse places four women of steadily decreasing sanity in a movie theatre under attack by our flighty friends. Less a piece of plotting and character than mood and whimsy, Jammy Voo productions … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “The Seer” at Underbelly

Dancing nimbly around the life of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud, The Seer mixes an absurdist comedic streak with a life story that is often less than pleasant – rape, poverty and ostracisation blend with slapstick and farce for … Continue reading

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