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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. Out in the real world, though, things can be very different.
About the Author
Stacey Gregg is from Belfast and is a writer and performer for stage and screen. Her plays include Scorch (Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast, 2015; Edinburgh Fringe, 2016); Shibboleth (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2015); Override (Watford Palace Theatre, 2013); Lagan (Ovalhouse Theatre London, 2011); Perve (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2011; BBC Radio Drama Award 2012) and When Cows Go Boom (Abbey Theatre, Dublin 2008). She co-created an interactive web installation for CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities). Television work includes Raw (RTE), Spoof or Die (Channel Four) and The Frankenstein Chronicles (Rainmark).
Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play
Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script
Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2016
'[A] startling monologue… refreshing, complex… forces us to listen to a voice rarely given the chance to be heard' - WhatsOnStage
'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' - Guardian
‘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