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"Joey Hateley is a very talented performer...the most willing I have ever met to put their body on the line." (Peggy Shaw)
"Gender subversion at its most political and sexy!" (Chloe Poems)
"Joey Hateley could be the next Jean Genet." (Vaginal Davis)
"The Gender Joker is a shooting star! Style, talent and panache combine to not only educate and entertain but illuminate what could otherwise be a dark and dreary political passage" (Del LaGrace Volcano)
"A brave and powerful performance that blurs the lines between experimental theatre and performance art". (Garfield Allen, Artistic Director, green room)
"Funny and irreverent look at our notions of gender." (Rainbow Network.com)
"A stirring performer that throws some serious light on a current taboo". (Time Out)
Incisive and insightful work that rips up our notions of gender and asks us to start again." (DIVA)
"Joey Hateley is a highly skilled performer. An androgynous appearance adds magic to herms performances in which transformations unfold layer upon layer of gender constructions. Is he a he? Is she a he? Is he a she? Is she a she? Joey interferes with our assumptions and speculations, leaving the audience unsettled, entertained and curious." (Diane Torr, (2010) co-author Sex, Drag and Male Roles; Investigating Gender as Performance. University of Michigan Press).
"Continuing to press the personal into political service using performance as a consciousness raising tool, Hateley mixes the factual with the fictional in making explicit the impact of discourse on the bodies, lives and identities we inhabit." (Deirdre Heddon (2008) Autobiography and Performance, Joey Hateley, The Endurance of the Personal. Palgrave MacMillan, Hampshire & New York).
The Gender Joker, aka Joey Hateley is a female man who’s work ‘Q’uestion’s LGBTQQI+ boxes, calling for a world beyond binaries - transcending borders of difference through politics of allegiance.
Joey is the Artistic Director of TransAction Theatre, collaborating on projects that integrate innovative cross-cultural ‘performance from the periphery’ with socio-cultural issues of empowerment, new technologies feminist futures and beyond.
As a writer-performer, educator and art-activist creating interdisciplinary work, Joey has collaborated with diverse artists, academics, community workers and myriads of organisations over 20+ years.
Joey has worked with many but a few are: Peggy Shaw, Diane Torr, Ron Athey, Franko B, Stacey Makishi, Jonzi D, Del LaGrace Volcano, Vag Davis, Casa Trans in Ecuador, trans sex workers in Thailand, young people in India, Namibia, Peru and South Africa, the RSC, Contact Theatre, The Drill Hall, Club Wotever, Stockholm Uni & PRIDE, Fresh Fruit Festival, Malmo Arts Festival, Vital Xposure, ’Drag King Richard the 3rd’ Bristol Shakespeare festival, ‘TranScripts,’ ‘The Man-woman of Manchester’, and multiple productions of ’diRTy’ and ‘A:Gender’ across the UK, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Canada and USA arts festivals.