A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

Written & Performed by Brian Fleming – Ireland Directed by Raymond Keane Combining live music, spoken word, projections and quite bad dance, Fleming takes us on an unforgettable romp through 14 years of celebration and resistance with the St Pat's For All Parade in Queens, NY.

"Fringe Favourite Fleming is back" Irish Times
"There’s an air of Jack Kerouac to him." Entertainment.ie****
"Belly laughs and warm fuzzy feelings pervade this play.. Fleming is a powerhouse"  The Outmost/ Gay Community News

Brian Fleming is a percussionist, producer, and theatre maker, based in Co Clare, in the West of Ireland. Specializing in Irish and West African percussion, he has recorded over 40 albums and performed with many well-known Irish musicians including Davy Spillane and The Chieftains, and international artists such as Mamady Keita and the Afro-Irish group Tig Linn. Fleming is credited in the Guinness Book of World Records 2001 as the creator of the “Millennium Drum,” the world’s largest drum. He is co-director of the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm in Dublin. He has played in every country in Western Europe and in Scandinavia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, the US, Japan, India, Thailand, Singapore, Cuba, Gambia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Rwanda, and Korea. He is the author and performer of three successful one-man theatre shows: Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister (2011), Have Yis No Homes To Go To (2013), and A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade (2014), all of which premiered with sell-out performances at the Dublin Fringe Festival and went on to play at venues around Ireland and in New York. Fleming has worked extensively in theater and dance in Ireland, including with the National Theatre Company, The Abbey Theatre, Barabbas, Macnas, and Dance Theatre of Ireland with whom he toured to Korea, London, and Minnesota. He has also performed with Donal O’Kelly at the Beaver Creek Theatre Festival in Colorado.

Raymond Kean (Director) Raymond is a founding member and Artistic Director of multi award winning Barabbas Theatre Company. www.barabbastheatrecompany.com


“A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade” marks Raymond’s third collaboration with Brian Fleming having previously directed his “Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister” and “Have Yous No Homes To Go To”


Raymond’s work as actor, writer and director has appeared in almost every Irish Theatre as well major festivals at home and abroad from Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast to London, Edinburgh, Wales, France, Denmark, Africa (Zimbabwe and Zambia), New Zealand and U.S.A. (New York, Washington, Kansas, Chicago, New Hampshire, Colorado and Connecticut).


Currently Raymond collaborates with Sarah Jane Scaife (Company SJ) producing the works of Samuel Beckett. Recent presentations include Dublin Fringe Festival 2013/14,“Happy Days’ Beckett Festival Enniskillen, “River to River” Festival New York, London Greenwich And Docklands Festival and Tokyo Japan. This work will feature at The Barbican Beckett Festival in June 2015. 

Michelle Read (Dramaturg) Michelle specialises in new writing and has a practical and holistic approach to working with writers and makers. She works directly with writers or with companies, including Big Telly Theatre Company in Northern Ireland, Fishamble’s New Playwriting Clinic, Dublin and Dublin Fringe Festival. Michelle is also an award-winning playwright and theatre-maker. She set up READCO / LIVING SPACE THEATRE in 1996 and has written, produced and dramaturged for the company working on a variety of projects from traditional drama to experimental theatre including autobiographical and verbatim projects. Michelle develops and facilitates dramatic and creative writing courses and programmes for both adults and children. She is a writing tutor at the Irish Writer’s Centre and at Big Smoke Writing Factory and is an Artist in Schools for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council.




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