New Queer Writing
SUNDAY 11th November
Black Box 3.30pm
£5 / more if less if
Join us for rehearsed readings & sharings of works in progress by local writers
Hatchet Jinny by Stacey Gregg
Granny was Hatchet Jinny. She solved problems with a hatchet. She taught me everything.
Growing up queer in Belfast has gifted me with an inconvenient lifetime’s quest: to recover all the far flung, ragged parts of myself and cobble them together into one happy human lump. Then maybe I can come home.
Stacey Gregg is a writer, performer and director based in London. Her plays include Shibboleth, Perve, Lights Out and the multi award-winning Scorch, which premiered at Outburst in 2015 and is being adapted for the BBC.
Most recently she has written for The Innocents on Netflix and her first feature film is currently in development.
The Party by Amanda Verlaque
A homophobic minister resigns in disgrace. A new political party wants his once-safe seat. To secure it they need a jaded electorate’s support. An “out and proud” PR guru is hired for the buff and polish, but when careers clash with ego and conscience clashes with lies, who wins? The Party is a fictional take on PR spin, sexuality and the personalities jockeying for position in Northern Ireland’s stagnant political arena.
Amanda Verlaque is a TV drama producer. She started writing in 2015 with her work first appearing in lesbian anthologies. She has also written short film scripts: Jump was filmed in Scotland; My Backyard and Egg go into production in 2019. The Party is her first play.
Glass Houses by Dominic Montague
Belfast 2018. Sexuality is still a political issue but there’s an app to suit everyone. When there are endless possible connections at your fingertips, what’s stopping you?
When relationships are best kept casual, where’s the harm?
When you can be anything to anyone, who are you?
From Dominic Montague, the writer of Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story, comes a new comedy, or tragedy, or something in between, about what it means to be human in the golden age of digital dating.
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