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Published on December 7th, 2010 | by Niamh

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Queer Notions 7-11 Dec 2010

Queer Notions is back with a vengeance starting today, for 5 days with 24 events and 40 artists. Queer Notions involves plays, art, music, lecture, dance, film and politics, celebrating queer ideas and performance from Ireland further afield. There are some wonderful shows coming up for a very short run each so catch them while you can!

Some of the coming highlights are The Big Deal written by Una McKevitt and already posted about by ElaineBucko.

Trade will play once on Friday 10th December and is probably one of the shows I will try my best to catch:

In a run down B+B in the north inner city, a chaotic and vulnerable rent boy meets with a middle-aged, happily married client. At first their meetings are simple, money/sex exchanges, but as they get to know one another, the man experiences a troubling burden of care and a moral awakening that threatens to pull his domestic life apart.

In this searingly honest look at the murky relationship between money, sex and desire, leading Irish writer Mark O’Halloran (Garage, Adam & Paul) explores the nature of desire, the shifting sands of the morally ambiguous transaction and the overwhelming need for power and control.

Trade is written by Mark O’Halloran who also wrote Adam and Paul and Garage and directed by Tom Creed of Playgroup and Rough Magic Theatre Company.

Living legend and “sublime gender bender” Peggy Shaw will also be in Dublin for one night only on Saturday 11th December with her show Swagger. Founder of the Wow Café, New York City, Shaw will perform her own favourite moments from her worldwide hit solo shows.

You can read a full list of all of the events programmed in Project Arts Centre here and read more about the festival here.

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