ISBN: 9781848426122
Author: By Stacey Gregg
Publication Date: 4/08/2016
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 56pp.
Availability: Available


A touching and provocative story of first love though the eyes of a gender-curious teen, Scorch was inspired by recent UK cases of ‘gender fraud’.

For those who feel they’re not living the right life, online is a place to be yourself.

‘More real than real life. I’m honest on there. I’m being honest. That’s important.’

Out in the real world, though, things can be very different.

Stacey Gregg’s play for a solo performer premiered at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast, in 2015, co-produced by Prime Cut, MAC and Outburst. It won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play and the Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script. It was presented in Paines Plough’s Roundabout at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a Fringe First Award. It then toured Ireland.

‘Gregg writes with huge understanding for her protagonist, capturing the enormity of teenage emotions, the tumult of emerging identities and the mixed messages sent out by society’
Fest Mag

‘[A] startling monologue… refreshing, complex… forces us to listen to a voice rarely given the chance to be heard’

‘cleverly plays on teenage confusions and allows for wavering sympathies… a thoughtful play that constantly questions who we are, and how we represent ourselves to the world and to each other’

‘A compelling look at teenage identity… The real life issue takes on heightened dramatic resonance, fractured and splintered by Gregg’s syncopated prose style’
Irish Times

Edinburgh Fringe First Award

Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play

Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script

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