Chemsex, Community and Crisis
2-27 August | Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival // TICKETS
World Premiere, Cork and Dublin June 2022
15-17 June 2022| The Warehouse @ Marina Market, Cork Midsummer Festival
22 June – 2 July 2022| Project Arts Centre, Dublin
25-28 July 2023 | Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Download show programme HERE.
Journey into the underbelly of queer culture and experience a sweaty pulsing dance theatre show exploring the complexities of desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction.
With an international company of incredible performers, Party Scene celebrates the heady high of the session but poses tough questions around drug use, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community. A bold and wild ride, the show sparks conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family and care.
Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene asks: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?
Presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in association with Aurora Nova, with support from Culture Ireland. Irish tour funded by the Arts Council.
Made with support from Dublin Pride, Cork Midsummer Festival, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Gay Health Network and man2man.ie
Created By – Philip Connaughton & Phillip McMahon
Performed by – Anderson de Souza, Liam Bixby, Matthew Morris, Carl Harrison
Producer – Carla Rogers
Lighting Design – SJ Shiels & Suzie Cummins
Sound Design – Frank Sweeney
Set & Costume Design – Ellen Kirk
Dramaturg – Ruth Little
Promotional Photography – Luca Truffarelli
Graphic Design – Niall Sweeney, Pony Ltd.
“Exceptional…Gripping and Seductive”
The Irish Times
The Arts Review
“Serving up dance theatre with images that speak and words you can see”
If you have been affected by any of the issues highlighted in this show or are struggling with #Chemsex, helpful contacts include:
–Gay Men’s Health Service, firstname.lastname@example.org
–Rialto Community Drugs Team
01 454 0021 | email@example.com www.services.drugs.ie/directory/view/rialto-community-drug-team
–The Switchboard | 01 872 1055 | theswitchboard.ie
–BelongTo Youth Services www.belongto.org/