Weds 7 October

Making It Online Oct 2020

Life Drawing with Joey Hateley aka The Gender Joker *Contains nudity

  • Watercolour of Joey Hateley by Victoria Mironenko
  • Portrait of Joey Hately in Life Drawing performance
  • Watercolour of Joey Hateley by Victoria Mironenko
  • Portrait of Joey Hately in Life Drawing performance

Join IOU online for a take on traditional life drawing workshop that tells stories of Joey Hateley’s transgender journey to become a female man.

In this participatory workshop, Joey Hateley, aka The Gender Joker from TransAction Theatre Company, combines performance with life drawing. Using spoken word and costume Joey will throw a light on gender norms, understanding privilege and the politics that surrounds the trans experience. Using any medium of choice, participants will have the opportunity to draw Joey in six poses throughout the two hour workshop.

"Joey Hateley is a very talented performer...the most willing I have ever met to put their body on the line."  (Peggy Shaw)

"A stirring performer that throws some serious light on a current taboo."  (Time Out)

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here.

IOU’s Making It Online is a programme of informal, participatory workshop sessions delivered online. Led by leaders in the field, they are suitable for all abilities with no experience required. Each workshop is an opportunity for creatives to learn new skills and try out different creative techniques in a relaxed setting.

Joey Hateley aka The Gender Joker, TransAction Theatre Company, creates collaborative mixed medium performance around issues of identity, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment. As a writer, director, educator, and activist who creates interdisciplinary experimental work, Joey has collaborated with diverse organisations, including a three -year project with Casa Trans in Ecuador; a photography project with trans sex workers in Thailand; running drama workshops with young people in India, Namibia, Peru, and South Africa and devising a show with Peggy Shaw at the Drill Hall London. They have also toured work across the UK, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, and USA arts festivals.

How it works:

This workshop will take place on Zoom, live. You can access this on any device with internet. We recommend for the best experience that you download the Zoom app on the device you are using but this is not essential.

You will be required to surround yourself with your preferred drawing materials and enough paper to last you for an evening's drawing.

A link to the Zoom workshop with further detailed instructions will be sent beforehand.

Images:1) Painting, Joey by Victoria Mironenko

2) Photograph of Joey by Jonathan McGrath

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