The second phase of the festival rolls out after a series of heavy-hitting world premieres such as Mám and Beckett’s Room and yet another Anu show (Faultline) which everyone is scrambling to find a ticket to. Highlights we have penciled in for this phase include The Bluffer’s Guide to Suburbia (Project Arts Centre), Raymond Scannell’s writing debut for the festival which explores the busted flush of an indie musician, returning home to live with his parents against the backdrop of contemporary concerns.
Pasolini’s Salò Redubbed (Peacock) is Dylan Tighe’s hugely ambitious take on a film condemned as nauseating, shocking, depraved, pornographic upon its release but also a masterpiece in hindsight. Burgerz (Smock Alley) which explores how performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers after someone threw said food item at them and shouted a transphobic slur.
We’re also intrigued by Collection of Lovers which concerns the documentation of encounters with 200 lovers across 20 cities by Portuguese artist Raquel André and Us/Them (Pavillion) which explores a hostage situation from the vantage point of children.
Sep 26 to October 13