My Dad Wears a Dress

6 July 2023

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BOOK 20:30 - Thu 06 Jul 2023

FUSEBOX Kingston

Running time:
60 minutes

Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
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The show contains reference to transphobia


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My Dad Wears a Dress

About the show

My Dad Wears A Dress is a one-woman show written and performed by Maria Telnikoff based on her personal experience of growing up with a trans-female parent: the highs, the lows and the heels!

It follows a girl's journey, from childhood to youth, navigating a world in which all the other dads she knows are men. Filled with early 00s nostalgia, it’s a personal yet relatable show about growing up, difference and acceptance.

***** 'Heart warming, funny, honest' - Centre Stage

**** 'a joyous celebration of childhood sprinkled with meaningful reflections on the binaries perpetuated by society' - Lost in Theatreland

About the artist

Maria Telnikoff (she/they) is an East London based actor, writer, comedian and poet. She is a graduate of SOHO Theatre Comedy Labs and a semi-finalist in the Max Turner Comedy Prize.

Her show My Dad Wears A Dress has played at the SPRINT Festival at Camden People's Theatre, as well as Barons Court Theatre and the Hen and Chickens Theatre. Her other one-woman show All The Men Are Going To Hate Me was selected by RashDash to be a part of CPT's Calm Down Dear 2023 Festival.

Maria has also recently performed in Elektra Therapy (The Space Theatre), Plant Gays (Curve Theatre, Leicester) and Who Ate All The Pies? (Recreate Agency). She has also written a debut poetry collection 'songs of inexperience'. Watch out for My Dad Wears A Dress at the Edinburgh Fringe this year at Underbelly, 11:25am for the whole month!