DaDaFest: diRTy by Joey Hateley, The Gender Joker

DaDaFest: diRTy by Joey Hateley, The Gender Joker
DaDaFest: diRTy by Joey Hateley, The Gender Joker


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 30/11/2016
Times: 19:30 - 21:00


A perverted psycho-drama, visionary extravaganza and unique multi-disciplinary performance work, diRTy is a raw depiction of the taboos and excesses of humanity

“Where would you draw the line?” is the simple, yet looming question left tantalisingly unanswered by transgressive performance artist Joey Hateley, delivering diRTy to daring audiences ready to find their own truths. Integrated with British Sign Language Interpretation by Siobhan Rocks, diRTy is a surreal semi-autobiographical performance piece, inviting audiences to eavesdrop on the conversation between conflicting persona’s inside someone’s head.

Societal stereotyping, gender norms and personal secrets interweave a person’s struggle to summon their internal army to break free from a cocoon of torment and shame. To transcend boundaries of self-doubt and realise we are perfectly abnormal, magical and mystical, is the essence that connects all of us.

Hateley is the Artistic Director of TransAction, a company that creates transformative, cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary performance on issues of identity, diversity, inclusion and empowerment. As a theatrical innovator, educator and art-activist, Joey has worked with collaborators from Thailand to India, Peru, Ecuador and South Africa, touring work across the UK, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Canada and USA arts festivals.

“A stirring performer that throws some serious light on current taboos.” A:Gender, Time Out, 2004

“Incisive and insightful work… that rips up our notions of gender and asks us to start again.” Diva Magazine

We recommend an age guidance rating of 18+ for this event. Please contact us if you would like further information on the content of the performance.

diRTy by: Joey Hateley, the Gender Joker
BSL Artist: Siobhan Rocks
Directed by: Jonathan V McGrath

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