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ZEB – A Gender Odyssey

A surprisingly emotional cabaret, based in truth.



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.

Writer/Performer: Zeb Direen
Dramaturg: Peter Matheson
Director: Philip Channells
Designer: Jill Munro
Accompanist: Amanda Hodder

*Performed at the Theatre Royal Backspace

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ZEB – A Gender Odyssey

29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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