It’s ‘Sweet 16’ for the festival as it brings 21 performances to the stage from the UK, USA, Canada, Ecuador, South Africa and Australia, as well as home-grown talent. Topics under consideration include the Me Too experience as it equates to gay actors, drug abuse and chemsex. Parenting, masculinity and relationships will also be explored through the gay prism. Our age of AIDS and modern HIV diagnosis is challenged and the hidden lives of heroic Irish women will be celebrated. Highlights include Getrude Stein and a Companion and Monastic which looks at Maynooth seminarian scandal (both 13-18, Teacher’s Club).