World Premiere 10th – 19th November 2017 | Belfast | Presented as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017
Narrator: Neil Keery
Audio mastering: Cormac O’Kane at RedBox Recording Studio
Stage manager: Fionnuala Kennedy
Producers: Dominic Montague and Kathy Young
Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story is a promenade audio theatre journey that explores the idea of queer space and queer experiences of space in Belfast city centre. It is an interrogation of the relationship between Belfast and its LGBTQ+ citizens, illuminating how different communities experience spaces in different ways and how we each have our own unique relationship with the city we share.
Experiencing the narrative through audio via headphones, audiences are guided in the footsteps, and listen in on the thoughts, of their unseen narrator as he navigates falling in and out of love in Belfast, and with Belfast. Shows begin at the Dark Horse, Hill Street, and end at the Sunflower, Union Street, with performances lasting approx. 1 hour.
Developed in partnership with Outburst Queer Arts Festival.
Nominated for the 2018 Belfast Pride Award – Event of the Year
“a moving piece of promenade theatre, forcing me to look up from my own horizons to see Belfast as the canvass, the set, and listen to someone else’s story… a triumph” – Alan in Belfast (full article http://alaninbelfast.blogspot.com/2017/11/quartered-belfast-love-story-walk-mile.html)
“This is both an individual and, sadly, a universal story which penetrates deep into the consciousness. It remains lodged there as the days slip away, whispering, niggling, nudging a closer awareness of streets, murals and buildings that one would unthinkingly have passed by” – The Even Hand (full article https://theevenhand.com/2017/11/18/quartered/)
“a genuine reflection of the realities of queer individuals living in a post-Troubles Belfast” – Progrss (full article https://www.progrss.com/communities/20180626/arts-reconciliation-belfast/)