Please select the performance date March 19 or 20 below.

"Transmansplaining’ is an original one-man stage show based on the experiences of Ben MacEllen, a self-described “short, balding, bearded, gay, trans man”. Using humour, storytelling and intimate disclosures, he reveals his unique perspective of life as a male trapped in a female body. Drawing on his memoir ‘A Cut Closer to Whole’ and seventeen years living as a man, Transmansplaining chronicles Ben’s early inklings of being different, the realisation of his sexuality and gender dysphoria, and the poignant and often humorous observations of being a female-to-male transsexual.


Since becoming a Semi-Finalist in the World Championships of Public Speaking (Chicago 2018), Ben has been in demand as a speaker, combining his skills as a natural raconteur and comic, with the passion of a social justice activist. Transmansplaining reveals the story behind the man behind the beard.

After his critically-acclaimed performances in Bendigo, Shepparton and Castlemaine in 2019, Ben returns to The Engine Room for the second incarnation of ‘Transmansplaining’ on the 19th & 20th March, as part of Bendigo Pride Festival 2021.

‘Transmansplaining’ is proudly sponsored by The City of Greater Bendigo, and Pride Foundation Australia.

Engine Room, 58 View Street Bendigo, Victoria

No refunds