Dramsoc Presents: “My Queer Diary” by A.E Quinn & Hayleigh McGowan
UCD Dramsoc are proud to present 'My Queer Diary'.
Running from 11th - 15th February at 1pm each day, this show will be €3 for members and €5 for non-members.
“You want everything. Fine! How about this? You're hurting me. Every time you misgender me, call me ‘she’, dead name me! How much that physically hurts me. Makes me want to tear off my skin cause it feels so alien to me. That sometimes I'll spend hours upon hours scrubbing my skin till it’s raw just to turn the mental agony into something I can attempt to understand!”
My Queer Diary is the story of a young trans teen's coming to terms with his identity through the age old Coming Out narrative, in order to explore modern ideas of discrimination towards the Irish Trans Community. The piece comments on everything from lack of LGBTQ+ education, the overtly long trans healthcare lists and Ireland's lack of Hate Crime legislation. All shown through the diary entries of our protagonist, Blake.
Blake - Sam Brophy
Amelia - Saoirse Carey
Thugs - Oisin O'Donoghue and Ruairi Nicholl
Date - Ethel Watters
Voice overs - Alice Breen, Eoin Keogh and Oisin Hourican
Director: A.E Quinn
Assistant Director: Jade Wilson
Producer: Laurence McCann
Associate Producer: Ellie Hanan Moran
Stage Manager: Anne-Marie Keogh
Tech Manager: Emily Bernet
Lighting Designer: Emily Bernet
Associate Lighting Designer: Nikita Fernes
Sound Designer: Amy Dunne
Production Manager: Siobhan Slater
Prostups Managers: Hannah Matthews and Ellie Hanan Moran
VDA: Luke Shanahan