Oz Perkins and T*y Love are a play that discusses the darker sides of life
Photo: Artemis Productions
On 4th March, 2019, Tiny Love Stories brought two of Ireland’s most beloved actors to the Bank Building in Coláiste Vártaráin, Glasnevin, Dublin, for the first time to create an immersive performance.
Tiny Love Stories was conceived as a festival of art that confronts our everyday problems, shines a light on the unspoken and makes life meaningful. The festival has a proven record of tackling pressing social issues through theatre, music, spoken word and dance. Having worked with people from across Ireland, T*y Love comes from two differing worlds and as a result the production featured actors from both sides of the Atlantic. The two actors discussed their own experiences growing up and coming together to try and confront the present day’s issues.
“I Was A Baby. A Queer baby.” T*y Love, Ollie Watkins
Oz Perkins said: “I was one of the very first LGBTI children in Ireland to be welcomed into the world. I had some gay role models like Stephen Merchant and Charlotte Church around me, whose trust, kindness and attention to my emotional needs were a breath of fresh air. However, at this time growing up, feeling gay and having a gay teacher was an absolute nightmare.”
Oz Perkins and T*y Love on stage, talking to the audience. Photo: Artemis Productions
T*y Love said: “Being a diva (aka a child of privilege and showy charm) I decided it was not in me to be one of the many sexually confused, awkward, awkward teenage years that define our community. I would rather moan than pretend to be someone I am not”.
The theatre experience will continue in Ireland until the end of May 2019, with performances at the East Clare Arts Centre, Longford and Navan Arts Centre on Thursday 24th May 2019.
The brilliant trailer for Tiny Love Stories: “Tell You When To Go”.