BEYOND SURVIVAL SCHOOL BUS (1)
All aboard for Léann Herlihy’s show. Departing from Bull Alley this 90-minute coach trip will lead you through a journey of queer, ecological and abolitionist coalitions which have paved pathways for thriving rather than just surviving.
KLANKETY KLANK (2)
Sissy That Pod x Phoning It In bring us a hilarious parody of the beloved gameshow. Watch as a dazzling cast of Irish comedians, improvisers and drag queens impersonate global and local celebrities in this unique comedy quiz spectacular, with different cast, characters and questions each night.
David McGovern’s show will see alternative carers take to the stage to share their untamed practices. Inspired by queer, crip and cyberfeminist theory, the show will upend perceptions of care, moving away from infantilisation and towards self-determination.
THE WEFT INITIATIVE
In 2021, visionary artists and organisers Origins Eile moved into Fringe HQ as the organisation’s first ever FRINGE LAB Associate Company. They are working across the year to create meaningful opportunities for networking, collaboration and creative growth, facilitating free events and workshops while also developing their own organisation through a number of international mentorships.
HIVE CITY LEGACY: DUBLIN CHAPTER
A mobilised troop of Femmes of Colour are locked, loaded and ready to take to the stage in this genre-bending, heart-thumping, mind-expanding performance. It’s time to shift the paradigm, reclaim the narrative and explore what it means to be a Woman of Colour in Ireland through episodes of dance, song, poetry, performance and more. The time is now.
LIVE PODCAST: WHAT DID YOU EAT THIS WEEK?
Join James Kavanagh for a live recording of his hit culinary podcast where he speaks to Seema Pankhania of Mob fame.
“HE’S PERFECT” (3)
In Connor Cupple’s show, Dion can’t find the perfect man, so he decides to create his own. With the rules of manhood colliding with Dion’s own world view, he explores what it means to be a man in an increasingly alt-right world and how he (they?) might not be a man at all.
OLIVER CROMWELL (4) IS REALLY VERY SORRY
XNTHONY dives into the world of a man the English don’t remember and the Irish will never forget. Ollie’s Army are back for a night of pure carnage, legendary pop anthems and bloody historical re-enactments.
Platform Collective are Dublin’s sharpest drag artists and Trans comedians putting the alt-right through the wringer in a biting satire skewering a media landscape that not only enables hate speech, but cheers it on.
ARTIST AT WORK: ANNMARIE CULLEN, SHIVA R JOYCE, COLM MCCREADY, WAR/WAR/WAR
FRINGE LAB established Artist at Work in 2020. These paid idea development residencies take place across Ireland and internationally over our Festival dates, shining a light on artistic process and the often invisible work done by artists.
Annmarie Cullen’s Remember That Time? (A Musical) is a moving, heart-warming tale of lost identity and one musician’s journey to reclaim herself and her passion for life.
Shiva R Joyce is working on a project entitled Cartography of otHER, which entails gathering markers for the navigation of otHERing.
Colm McCready’s Scaredy Fat is a morbidly monstrous body horror disco charting Colm’s journey to discovering his body... discovering how bloody terrifying it is. Using video, lip-synching and mess, the play dissects the beauty of big boys, rural queerness and campy horror films.
WAR/WAR/WAR is a theatre-making collective led by Co-Directors Aoife Delany Reade and Anna Doyle. WAR/WAR/WAR will be developing an original dystopian theatre piece Exit Music (For Our World), which premiered as a work-in-progress at Galway Theatre Festival, as well as exploring bioregionalism and eco-theatre through practice based-research.