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Zeb: A Gender Odyssey


Hodder, A and Direen, Z, Zeb: A Gender Odyssey, Theatre Royal, Backspace Theatre, pp. 1 (2018) [Performance Practice]

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If you’re not sure if you’re a man, or a woman, how do you survive when the world expects you to tick just one box? Based in truth, ZEB- A Gender Odyssey is a surprisingly emotional cabaret. Performing with glamour and style, Zeb Direen sits elegantly on the tipping point of perceived masculinity and femininity. After years serving in smelly old footwear, Zeb, ‘retail assistant extraordinaire’, is promoted to homewares and is now a pillow and quilt expert. Zeb also uses ‘they’ and ‘them’, instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’ when describing themself. They just want to find where they belong… or escape into their favourite musical numbers for solace and reprieve. Using comedy and storytelling, and accompanied by the incredible Amanda Hodder on the piano, Zeb - A Gender Odyssey is a heartfelt exploration of what it takes to thrive in a world defined by the expectations of others.

Item Details

Item Type:Performance Practice
Keywords:gender, theatre, stagecraft, identity
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Hodder, A (Miss Amanda Hodder)
ID Code:132433
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2020-11-30

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