Theatre TRAVIS ALABANZA – SMASHING DOWN THE DOORS
23/10/2020 - 23/10/2020Travis Alabanza will be delivering a key note speech on ‘smashing down the doors’, how the arts needs to nurture the “un-traditional” in order for it to stay alive.
Travis Alabanza will reflect upon their experience of entering the arts as a working class Black trans person. What does it mean to be an artist when your whole upbringing you were told you could not be one? Instead, they’ll use these experiences to discuss how and what the arts is missing when we shut the doors.
ABOUT TRAVIS ALABANZA
Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. Through a mixture of writing, performing in queer clubs and live art, and theatre they have created a following both locally and internationally. Their recent show Burgerz won the Total Theatre award at Edinburgh Fringe, and sold out international shows such as Southbank Centre, Sao Paulo Brazil, Hau Berlin and Traverse Theatre. Alongside starring in Jubilee at Royal Exchange, Alabanza was the 16/17 Tate Gallery Artist-in-Residence They were listed in the Dazed 100 and by The Evening Standard as one of the 25 most influential under 25 year olds.
You can buy a copy of Travis’ play Burgerz here.