Short plays, monologues, interviews and more with Dublin’s leading LGBTQ theatre group. Acting Out.

October 21, 2018

The Acting Out Podcast Episode 4 - The Number


Another monologue taken from 25/the Decriminalisation Monologues.

A man looks back at his formative years as a gay man in Limerick and the events that forced him to accept who he was.

The Number is written by Simon Murphy and features Trevor Austin as the man. It was directed by Howard Lodge, and was originally performed as part of Dublin Pride Festival 2018

October 14, 2018

The Acting Out Podcast Episode 3- Out of the Shadows


This episode features another monologue from 25/the Decriminalisation Monolouges and is called Out of the Shadows. Written by Colette Cullen and featuring Paul Clarke as the man, we follow one man's journey through the incredible changes the LGBTQ community has gone through in Ireland, from being a criminal, through the AIDS epidemic,  to being finally able to marry your same-sex partner.

October 5, 2018

The Acting Out Podcast Episode 1


Welcome to the Acting Out Podcast! This first episode features an interview with Hward Lodge, the artistic Director of Acting Out. Howard tells us about how the group got started and some of the shows they have done, including,  25/The Decriminalisation Monologues, which will feature in this season. We end with a short extract from, I Know What You Are, which will be the main event in Episode 2. Please like and follow us if you want to be notified of future episodes!

October 5, 2018

The Acting Out Podcast Episode 2- I Know What You Are


I Know What You are is one of the four monologues featured in 25/The Decriminalisation Monologues, first performed as part of the Dublin Pride Festival in 2018 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

It's Ireland in the 1970s, and civil servant Moira is planning to go for a big promotion. But there is a problem. She is being blackmailed. Does she just submit to it? Or does she come out fighting?

I Know What You Are is written and directed by Sean Denyer, and features Lesley-anne Reilly as Moira.

 Lesley-Anna Reilly as Moira