The Day I Almost Met Liberace
The Day I Almost Met Liberace is a jaw-dropping autobiographical tale of sex, drugs and shocking ignorance. As a gay constable in the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Patrick expects to be faced with prejudice, maybe even aggression – he just doesn’t expect it to come from his own colleagues. When he is diagnosed with HIV, he is propelled on a journey to the edge of self-destruction, where he meets a nun with a curious knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and a heavenly administrator filling in for a missing angel. And then there is the guy playing the piano…
This piece was presented in a showcase of queer plays in development under the Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2016 Programme. For this project, I was the sound designer and board operator. I worked with the playwright, Gavin Armstrong, to capture voice over and write incidental music.
It is important to note that this was a solo-show, so gaps in the cues are where the live performer would respond.