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The story behind the man behind the beard

Transmansplaining’ is an original one-man stage show based on the experiences of Ben, a self-described “short, balding, bearded, gay, trans man”. Using humour, storytelling, video diaries, and intimate disclosures, he reveals his unique perspective on life as a transgender man. Drawing on his memoir ‘A Cut Closer to Whole’ and eighteen years living as a man, Transmansplaining chronicles Ben’s early inklings of being different, the realisation of his sexuality and gender dysphoria, and the poignant and often humorous observations about being AFAB (assigned female at birth) and life pre- and post-transition.

Combining Ben's skills as a natural raconteur and comic with the passion of a social justice activist, Transmansplaining reveals the story behind the man behind the beard.

Images by Bill Conroy. 

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 25-26 Jan | Wed, Thu 9pm
DURATION 1hr 15m


FULL $35.00
CONC $25.00
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Victorian Pride Centre - Theatrette

79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

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3a, 16, 96 to stop 133 | tram 12 to stop 143

Event notes


Melbourne Premiere


Nudity, Coarse language, Reference to sexual violence, Suicide references

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