Dramatising social media selves

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Period01 Dec 2016

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TitleDramatising social media selves
DescriptionAs trans identity becomes part of public consciousness as never before, how can theatre respond not only to the fluidity within gender (as it always has done) but also the way in which the internet has had such a shaping influence on gender politics? Scorch is a touring play by Prime Cut Productions. The Belfast-based theatre company were formed in the early nineties, and seek to support New Writing and theatre which asks difficult questions about issues within contemporary society. Scorch is written by award-winning, young Irish playwright Stacey Gregg, and takes as its theme the experience of first love. Performed as a monologue, we are led into an intimate world of teenage pain, confusion, love and scandal. The narrative is inspired by the real life, rather strange court case of Justine McNally; a seventeen-year-old girl who committed gender fraud for sexual gain. Scorch treats this narrative in a way which looks critically at our understandings of gender orientation, and has a sensitive approach to such issues.
Media name/outletPlanet The Welsh Internationalist
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typePrint
Date01 Dec 2016
URLwww.planetmagazine.org.uk/planet-online/224/dramatising-social-media-selves

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Published theatre review of Scorch