Not Xmas Show
Saturday 3 December 2022
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard
It’s that time of year again, where people go to families, we argue about gender to Aunt Mavis, and giggle at grinder as little Timmy opens his presents. Us queers have a strange relationship with xmas, and this cabaret is where we can come to find solace, cry melancholy, and scream at the capitalistic holiday that makes us think of Mary pushing Jesus out into the world.
We have a bunch of your old favourite talents, and a few new presents to stick in your stockings. Don’t forget to bring a plate.
QT Cabaret is a place for Transgender and Gender queer people to trial cabaret acts, or just let off some steam on stage. It is a space to meet other people, and to watch the amazingly talented community of Hobart.
Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health. Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.
If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.
Hera is a playwright, and circus & cabaret creator based in nipaluna (Hobart). Having grown up in the Huon Valley starting in community musicals, they have had a varied career in burlesque and drag to circus and acrobatics. Now they have found their voice as a transgender woman returning to song and cabaret creating work for and by transgender people. Her plays have endeavored to assist in changing the culture of the live performing arts, to be more inclusive, and to not take itself too seriously. She has a tendency to write about love, lust, and loss, with a style reflecting reactions of your various ex partners.
They are the founder and artistic director of QT Cabaret, a space for transgender and gender queer performers to trial new cabaret and circus work, which won Artfully Queers unifying voice award 2019. Hera is also the winner of 2020’s Out For Australia Community Champion award.