Burgerz

(Travis Alabanza)

 

Hurled Words. Thrown Objects. Dodged Burgers.
What does the trans body do in order to survive? And how can one become a protector, rather than a bystander?

I was called faggot 60 times last year. 15 different men tried to follow me home.
A woman told her child not to sit next to me on the tube.
And I hit the headlines after being thrown out of a changing room.

Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a theatre performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful, exploring the way a body can dodge objects and how trans people are dissected in public.

Performed by Travis Alabanza
Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay
Designer Soutra Gilmour
Associate Designer Isabella Van Braeckel
Lighting Design Lee Curran

Running time approx 1hr

BURGERZ will be accompanied by some xtra toppingz including Tranz Talkz – a national series of community conversations with trans and non-binary people discussing how they encounter public space, the BURGERZ Exhibition at Hackney Showroom and post-show discussions hosted by Gal-dem.

In association with Ovalhouse, Royal Exchange Theatre & Marlborough Theatre. This show is developed and presented using funds from Arts Council England

Please note there are additional PREVIEWS at Ovalhouse 19/20 October, tickets available here

Event Information

Date:
Previews: 23-24 Oct / Shows: 25 Oct-3 Nov

Admission:
Previews: 23-24 Oct, £10
Show: 25 Oct – 3 Nov, £12

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Venue information

Hackney Showrooms, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT, UK
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