An Evening with Travis Alabanza

Alan Walters Building - G03
Monday 10 February 2020 (17:00-19:00)
Travis Alabanza - Writer, Theatre Maker and Performer

The School of Government LGBTQ Network proudly welcomes a poetry performance and talk by one of the most prominent emerging queer voices Travis Alabanza, followed by question and answer session.

Travis is a writer, theatre maker and performer who for the last four years has been creating performance, writing to archive the existence and experiences of gender non-conforming people of colour. Their work has been is several publications such as the Guardian, BBC, Dazed, ID, as well as performing in venues such as Royal Exchange, Tate Britain, Harvard University and more.

Noted as one of the most prominent emerging queer voices, Alabanza's visibility as an artist has placed them as one of the more public trans political voices in the UK, being awarded the Gay times Future Fighter Award, and listed in the Evening Standard as one of the most influential under 25-year-olds in the UK. Their recent show Burgerz, which documents the experience of transphobic harassment, is currently touring across the country to critical acclaim. Playing major venues such as Traverse and Southbank, winning the Total Theatre award at Edinburgh Fringe, and being voted by Guardian readers as one of the best theatre shows of 2018.