Masquerades of Research - Lime Tree Theatre

Masquerades of Research

Part I & II (2020, 2022) is the first fictional biography of queer sociologist, Laud Humphreys, starring Mark O’Halloran.


Followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A with director Padraig Robinson, Mark O’Halloran, and El Reid-Buckley.



Masquerades of Research

Masquerades of Research

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Masquerades of Research Part I (2020) is a moral biography of Humphreys, exploring the wider social impetus behind his pioneering and ethically controversial field research of gay male cruising in St. Louis in 1967. Part I (2020) explores the impetus behind Humphreys’ contentious research methods,

Part II (2022) begins in Los Angeles in 1975, when Tearoom Trade is republished in a significantly shifted social context in a post-Stonewall and post-Watergate United States.

This screening is generously supported by the Department of Sociology, University of Limerick.


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