March 9, 2012
Amanda Monroe has a story to tell about her life and (several times over) near deaths – and it’s a wonderful story to hear… she’s with us today to share her story with humour and warmth, and it was well worth the wait.
Tales of an XY Woman is Amanda Monroe’s solo show. Debuted in Australia at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, it is now available for touring and presentation.
If you’re searching for a fascinating after-dinner speaker or a unique motivational speaker then Amanda Monroe will inform, delight and entertain your audiences
We also provide gender education, including workplace assistance and information sessions designed to entertain and bring gentle laughter to what is often a painful or embarrassing circumstance. Perhaps a workmate may be transitioning, or perhaps you feel that your workplace would gain from exposure to other lifestyles and communities. We can bring entertainment, information and compassion together and give you a unique insight into gendered lives.
Amanda Monroe’s Tales of an XY Woman
What happens when a middle aged man decides to spend the rest of his life as a woman?He accidentally becomes a drag queen and lives to tell the tale.In 1999, a fat, middle aged man had a near death experience. In a little red car at a fateful red light, a slowly dying man awoke from a long slumber and started to live.With self-deprecating humour, and the benefit of hindsight, Amanda Monroe describes the life changing events that led to her decision to change her gender.See this show and gain some understanding of the most earth shattering mid-life crisis it is possible to have.Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll became Frocks, Hormones and an international Drag Career. Follow Amanda Monroe down her own Yellow Brick Road and hear her story.
With humour, poignancy and fun music, Monroe draws her audience into her story and the world of a trans-sexual. There is nothing pretty about it all, other than the perhaps belated triumph of having survived it and living happily to tell us the tale. This is powerful stuff
sadness, revelation and triumph … well-rehearsed … the laughs ensue.