Hadley IS Jacinta, one of Canberra’s most tolerated motivational speakers and conceptual transvestite. In Be The Do-It-Yourself Sex Change You Want To See In The World, Jacinta will be your guide through techniques and lessons to help you be the you that you want to be! Through autobiographical anecdotes, reflecting on her great grandma’s battle with the Nazis in an effort to derail Operation Hello Ladies, the Fuhrer’s dastardly plan to unleash a nuclear powered transvestite bomb on the world, Jacinta will help you be the you that you may not even know you can be!
It’s time to stop being the you you don’t want to be, and start being the you you’ve always known you are! It’s time to dance like no one is watching (nude, at your great grandmother’s funeral), sing like you don’t know the words, and be! be! be! the do-it-yourself sex change you want to see in the world!
Jacinta is the poetry-howling, motivational speaking, conceptual transvestite alter-ego of Canberra based writer/performer Adam Hadley.
Impeccably attired, vaguely confused and excited to see you, Jacinta straddles the divide between poet and performer, man and woman, dog and bicycle. With flailing arms he mashes together drunken laments, campy melodrama, theatrical fairy tales and high-speed slapstick.
Hadley is one of the conspirators behind popular Canberra Poetry Smash BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, and has performed poetry and spoken word at The National Folk Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Melbourne’s Babble Slam, Crack Theatre Festival, National Young Writers Festival and Woodford Folk Festival, where he won the WordFood slam in 2008. He has represented Canberra twice in the National Poetry Slam at the Sydney Opera House.
As always, she is here to help.
Theatre 1: HOW TO SEX
The opening double-bill of the festival’s theatre-stream. This is all about you not being scared of anything, ever, don’t get hung up, just get to Smiths and experience Hadley’s Be The DIY-Sex Change You Want To See In The World and blind’s This Is Patient Zero: A Christian Guide To Intimate Sexuality.
6.30-7.30pm Thursday 10 March, Smiths Alternative Bookshop
Theatre 2: Mashing-Up Plays
A triple-bill, godammit! The float-like-a-butterfly-sting-like-a-bee miracle of Jess Bellamy’s Celebrity Healing, the better-than-the-best-medicine-you-ever-had-before rejuvenation of Hadley’s DIY-Sex Change, and the straight-up-headlights-through-the-fog finality of Ira Gamerman’s Dated – finely spliced together by the eagle-on-the-turntables mixing skill of the You Are Here festival, then upturned in a bookshop, for christ’s sake. A bookshop, yeah? And not just any bookshop – Smiths Alternative Bookshop.
6.30-8pm Friday 11 March, Smiths Alternative Bookshop
Theatre 3: Pub Crawl
A theatre triple-bill featuring Jess Bellamy’s Celebrity Healing, Hadley’s Be The DIY-Sex Change You Want To See In The World, and blind’s This Is Patient Zero: A Christian Guide To Intimate Sexuality.
3.30-5pm Saturday 12 March, PJ O’Reillys Pub, Melbourne Building
Theatre 4: Roasters After-Hours Barrage
This once-in-a-lifetime live event showcases the entire back-catalogue of Walt Disney. From Mickey Mouse and Steamboat Willie to Camp Rock and the Jonas Brothers, the trio of blind, Hadley and Ira Gamerman take the audience on a high-speed race around the Circle of Life in just 90 minutes.
5-6.30pm Tuesday 15 March, Roasters Cafe, Braddon