‘Foul, Filthy, Stinking Muck’: The LGBT Theatre of Project Arts Centre, 1966 - 2000

MFA thesis on the history of LGBT theatre in Project Arts Centre from 1966 to 2000.
The thesis outlines the researched plays and situates them alongside the Irish LGBT activist movement of the 70s, 80s and 90s. It also looks at the model of Project and by drawing on the practices of other Dublin based theatres, considers how Project’s practice differed, enabling them to showcase works that dealt more overtly with LGBT issues. Lastly it highlights notable contemporary theatre works that have addressed LGBTQ issues and demonstrates how Project continues to play a role in disseminating LGBTQ works.

Published May 2019