Joseph Kearney

People are awful

Queer Arts Festival No Dutch, no problem

Sometimes funny, sometimes bizarre and sometimes touching: Joseph Kearney revisits past mistakes, reckless behaviour, spontaneous catastrophes and premeditated self-harm to uncover why perople are so awful, including him

Science shows us that human beings, at their core, are truly awful. We step into an experimental story space featuring participatory storytelling, projection, video and music where we are immersed in the life of Joseph: his biggest mistakes, worst memories and moments of clarity where he sets forth why people are truly awful, including him.

Revisiting past break ups, a rocky road to sobriety and just being gay, Joseph unpacks his stories as truthfully as he remembers them. But there is a catch… maybe he has the whole situation wrong? Perhaps in his darker times, he was the antihero to the story, without knowing it? Given the right to reply, the people he calls out, and the skeletons in the closet get to tell their story too. The catch? Joseph doesn ’t know who is coming to clear their name, or how its all going to pan out. 

People are Awful is about forgiveness,understanding the universality of human nature and the cracks . These are stories of forgiveness repair and letting go. No longer escaping the truth but sitting with it and getting closure. We all have the power to forgive but sometimes you need to forgive yourself.

Trigger warning: The performance contains stories of mature themes including drug use, profanity and descriptions of violence and sex. The play contains nudity.

No Dutch, no problem!
This performance is in English.

Creators

Joseph Kearney (performer, writer, proudcer) is an Irish actor and writer. In Dublin, he wrote as a cultural journalist and presented Ireland' s first gay television show. He has worked in Ireland' s National Theatre, The Abbey. In a former life, he ran an improv comedy troupe in Panti bar. Joseph studied performance arts at the Liberties College in Dublin before moving to Wolverhampton to complete a bachelor's in Drama. He has two Masters, one in Journalism and a second in Dramatherapy. A lifelong storyteller he has performed in pubs and clubs across Dublin and Amsterdam. Mezrab is his second home where he is often found hosting and or telling stories. Joseph has recently taken up comedy and headlined in the Utrecht International Comedy Festival. Joseph is a co-founder of Backlash Media.

Brandon Oelofse (director, proudcer) is a multi-award-winning South African writer and filmmaker. He has been nominated for and had work selected at the Cannes Film Festival, the Academy Awards, and the South African Film Awards (SAFTAs), among others. He has directed television shows, advertisements, short films, documentaries, and new media content, and is well recognized in South Africa for his work as a music video and advertising director. Brandon has directed over 200 music videos for well-known worldwide acts. He graduated from AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture, with a master's degree in narrative film making.

Queer Arts Festival

Van vr 7 t/m zo 9 juni in de Verkadefabriek

Het Queer Arts Festival is een festival vol queer kunst, in de breedste zin van het woord. Verwacht spannende makers die tekenen voor inspirerende, grappige of ontroerende verhalen. Met de nodige festivalvibes, verrassend flaneerprogramma, films, karaoke, stand-up comedy, workshops, een heerlijk Qlub Verkade-feest en nog veel meer. Niet te missen dus deze tweede editie!

Programma & dagkaarten
Queer Arts Festival
Datum vr 07-06
Tijd 17:00 tot 17:50
Prijs € 19,00 Normaal
€ 17,00 Supporter
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Zaal Studio
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Datum vr 07-06
Tijd 19:00 tot 19:50
Prijs € 19,00 Normaal
€ 17,00 Supporter
€ 10,00 Student Verkoop studentenprijs start 6-6-2024 om 19:00 uur
Zaal Studio
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Datum za 08-06
Tijd 16:00 tot 16:50
Prijs € 19,00 Normaal
€ 17,00 Supporter
€ 10,00 Student Verkoop studentenprijs start 7-6-2024 om 16:00 uur
Zaal Studio
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Datum za 08-06
Tijd 19:00 tot 19:50
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€ 17,00 Supporter
€ 10,00 Student Verkoop studentenprijs start 7-6-2024 om 19:00 uur
Zaal Studio
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Datum za 08-06
Tijd 21:00 tot 21:50
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Zaal Studio
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Datum zo 09-06
Tijd 14:00 tot 14:50
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Datum zo 09-06
Tijd 16:00 tot 16:50
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Zaal Studio
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