By Fintan Walsh
This publication examines the surge of queer functionality produced throughout eire because the first stirrings of the Celtic Tiger within the mid-1990s, as much as the passing of the wedding Equality referendum within the Republic in 2015.
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This is queer performance as activism, as living archive, as education, as entertainment and as cultural critique. Offending the easily offended: All Dolled Up In September 2007, four months after In These Shoes? was first staged, Panti returned to Temple Bar with All Dolled Up at the Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs), as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. Once again, it was produced by THISISPOPBABY and directed by McMahon. ) Although a distinct piece in its own right, All Dolled Up developed and elaborated upon many aspects of In These Shoes?
Although a distinct piece in its own right, All Dolled Up developed and elaborated upon many aspects of In These Shoes? While the latter show certainly included remembered events as part of its broader lecture structure, All Dolled Up more obviously resembled a memory play. ’ In this cross-identificatory spirit, Panti proceeds to frame her show not as theatre in the traditional sense, but as a ‘conversation’ between her, the audience, and the people she mentions along the way, who may or may not be present.
As it was then spelled), until she knew what the acronym meant. Panti recalls telling her it meant 30 Queer Performance and Contemporary Ireland Gays Against Germaine Greer, with which Breda was satisfied, even though it was a lie. ’ This histrionic reporting precipitated the eventual closing down of the venue. ’ Panti continues to tell of a recent invitation to take part in RTÉ’s reality television show Celebrity You’re A Star; an offer that was revoked when she said she wanted to make her donation to HIV charities.