Scorch
Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848426122Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
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EPUB, 56 pages ISBN: 9781780018133Publication Date:
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First Staged:
Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast, 2015

Scorch

By Stacey Gregg

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EPUB £9.99£6.49

  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2016
  • Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play
  • Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script

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.

Extra Content: 'I find it hard to switch off. The great thing about writing is that you are free to write about anything, to grapple with what’s happening in the world.' Read an interview with Stacey Gregg in The Guardian, 27 September 2016

Press Quotes

'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'

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
Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848426122Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 56 pages ISBN: 9781780018133Publication Date:
4 Aug 2016
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)

Also by Stacey Gregg:

When Cows Go Boom
Perve
Override
Lagan
Shibboleth

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