Scottish premiere | Hackney Showroom By Travis Alabanza
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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 are 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, Travis presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.

Supported by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Developed in association with Ovalhouse and Marlborough Theatre.
Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.

Image: Lara Cappelli

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  • Writer & PerformerTravis Alabanza
  • DirectorSam Curtis Lindsay
  • Set & Costume DesignerSoutra Gilmour
  • Associate DesignerIsabella van Braeckel
  • Lighting DesignersLee Curran & Lauren Woodhead
  • Sound DesignerXANA
  • Movement DirectorNando Messias

Behind the Scenes

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