Travis Alabanza 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 visibility an artistic practice 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 harrassment, is toured across the country to critical acclaim. Playing major venues such as Traverse and Southbank centre, winning the Total Theatre award at Edinburgh Fringe, and being voted by Guardian readers as one of the best theatre shows of 2018.
Travis will be in conversation with Ellis Johnson. Ellis is a Brighton-based Queer Trans Person of Colour and a psycho-therapeutic counsellor who has worked with organisations such as MindOut and Gendered Intelligence.
This event is co-funded by the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender and the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton.