Burgerz

Travis Alabanza | STET
vr 19 nov - zo 21 nov
vr 19 nov 2021
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zo 21 nov 2021

Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. How they’re made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.

This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.

Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful. Original production supported by Ovalhouse, Marlborough Theatre, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute.

About the performer

Travis Alabanza is an award winning writer, performer and theatre maker. Their writing has appeared in the BBC, Guardian, Vice, Gal-Dem and previously had a fortnightly column in the metro. After being the youngest recipient of the artist in residency program at Tate Galleries, Alabanza debut show Burgerz toured internationally to sold out shows in Southbank Centre, Sao Paulo Brazil, HAU Berlin & won the Edinburgh Fringe Total Theatre award in 2019. Their writing has appeared in numerous anthologies including Black and Gay In the UK. Their work surrounding gender, trans identity and race has been noted internationally, giving talks at universities including Oxford, Harvard, Bristol and more.
Noted for their distinct voice, in 2019 the Evening Standard listed them as one of the 25 most influential under 25 year olds, as well as being listed in the Dazed100, guardian asking if ‘they are the future of theatre’ and recently being listed on the Forbes30Under30List.

Spotlight and Transgender day of Remembrance

On the 19th of November we will organise an after show Spotlight talk with Travis and members of COC Haaglanden, Transgender Netwerk Nederland and Hangout 070. On this day we will also pay attention to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance the next day, during which we will remember the people who have lost their lives due to violence against transgender people.