Delving into the underbelly of queer culture, THISISPOPBABY present a filmed work-in-progress showing of a new dance/theatre piece about desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction.
Party Scene (Reflections On A Chemsex Crisis) is a collaboration between choreographer Philip Connaughton and writer/director Phillip McMahon that celebrates the sweaty high of the session but asks tough questions about drugs, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community. Looking at chemsex through an amoral lens, the show looks to create conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia and family. It asks when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end?
This short film presentation of the work-in-progress gives a taste of the live dance theatre piece coming to stages in 2022. Followed by a short panel discussion with the artists.
Followed by a short panel discussion with the artists and Dr. Kiran Santlal (Registrar in Psychiatry of Substance Misuse in The Club Drugs Clinic Ireland), led by Una Mullally.
Co-Created by Philip Connaughton and Phillip McMahon
Performers include Adam Richardson, Anderson de Souza, Carl Harrison and Ryan O’Neill
Lighting Design by SJ Shiels
Costume Design by Ellen Kirk
Sound Design by Frank Sweeney
Filmed by Joe McGovern
Produced by Carla Rogers
Supported by the Arts Council, Dublin Theatre Festival, Gate Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival. Cork Midsummer Festival, Gay Health Network and man2man.ie.