Theatre Australia

Gender Euphoria

Presented in association with Arts Centre Melbourne


Being part of that audience was electrifying.

Alison Croggon, Witness Performance


Australia’s biggest line-up of Trans and gender-diverse performers come together to flip gender dysphoria on its head and explore the distinctive joys that can come with being Trans.

After a sell-out, world premiere performance at the 2019 Midsumma Festival, cabaret icons Mama Alto and Maude Davey return to the stage with the next iteration of Gender Euphoria, to be staged in The Famous Spiegeltent.

The ensemble of 10—featuring Mama Alto, Amao Leota Lu, Miss Bailee Rose, Fury, Harvey Zeilinski, Mahla Bird, Mx Munro, Ned Dixon, Nevo Zisin, Quinn Eades and special guests—explore gender, identity and personhood in what is a celebration of queer voices, and a rallying cry to empower Trans communities and artistic practices.

Music, dance, comedy, burlesque, circus, poetry and much that defies any label will come together to seduce and transport you, as emerging talents rub shoulders with some of our stage greats. You’ll also be privy to many familiar faces showing a side you’ve never seen before. Humming beneath the laughter and delight is a sincerity and optimism that allows for real change and acknowledges the complex, messy humanity we all share.

This joyous, binary-exploding celebration will set Melbourne alight.


Please note The Famous Spiegeltent is an 18+ venue and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Warnings: this show conatins nudity, coarse language and smoke effects.

PHOTO | Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Joy, joy, joy!

Maude Davey (she/hers)
Mama Alto (she/hers)
Musical Director/Performer
Ned Dixon (they/them or he/his)
Writers / Performers
Amao Leota Lu (she/hers), Miss Bailee-Rose (she/hers), Fury (they/them), Harvey Zeilinski (he/his), Mahla Bird (they/them), Mx Munro (they/them), Nevo Zisin (they/them), Quinn Eades (they/them or he/his)
Special Guests
Crystal Love (she/hers), Krishna Istha (they/them), Nikki Viveca (she/hers)
Cerise Howard (she/hers)
Auslan Interpreters
Mac Gordon (they/them) and Kirri Dangerfield (she/hers)
Stage Manager
Sarah Platts (she/hers)
Lighting Design
Paul Lim (he/his)
Ellen Munro, Karen Munro, Latisha Cooper, Maddi Kraan, Ruby Slippers, Tam Puni, Taran Battye, Tristan Seebohm
Group Choreography
James Welsby
Alexis Desaulniers-Lea
John Frankland


  • Presenting Partner
  • AAMI
  • Official Spirits Partner
  • Archie Rose 
  • Official Beverage Partners

  • Daylesford and Hepburn
  • Noisy Ritual
  • Stomping Ground
  • Partners

  • AusCo
  •  CV
  •  CoM

Gender Euphoria was developed with the support of Arts Centre Melbourne, Midsumma Festival, Auspicious Arts Inc and Dancehouse, has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.