Image by Elise Rose.



Date 24 Feb, 2022 8pm Adelaide
Location Online - Join Travis in conversation with the show's director Sam Curtis Lindsay.


Travis Alabanza is the writer, artist and activist behind the award-winning production, Burgerz. Following their experience when someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, Alabanza became obsessed with the fast food and created this timely and powerful performance which explores how trans bodies survive and how, by reclaiming an act of violence, they can address their own complicity. The Australian schedule includes a filmed version of Burgerz in Sydney, plus a series of conversations in Melbourne and Adelaide

25 Jan 22: Tranz Talkz, Midsumma Festival

Tranz Talks is a structured conversation held online about public harassment for up to 30 trans and gender non conforming people led by artist Travis Alabanza, over an intimate dinner of burger and chips.

In response to the lack of public archive present around how queer and trans people navigate public space, Travis Alabanza has held conversations across the UK, to discuss and talk with trans folk about their experiences when going outside. The events are aimed at those who identified as trans and gender non-conforming.

Food delivery credit will be provided so that all guests can eat and share together from the comfort of home.

27 Jan 22: From the Club to the Theatre: Panel Talk, Midsumma Festival 

Theatre artist Travis Alabanza is joined by an award winning panel of guests who all made their names on the queer club scene.

In this revealing discussion, they share stories of the journey from cabaret bars to some of the world’s most prestigious stages.

About the artist

Hackney Showroom is an award-winning cultural organisation which supports exceptional artists to make live performance and brings different people together to be inspired, uplifted and emboldened by great art. Hackney Showroom’s hallmark is its support of artists who sit outside the mainstream, developing their craft and carving out a space for marginalised voices who are innovating new forms of performance.

Creative Team

  • Original production supported by Ovalhouse, Marlborough Theatre, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Bishopsgate Institute.


    Written and Performed by Travis Alabanza

    Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay

    Set and Costume Design: Soutra Gilmour

    Associate Designer: Isabella van Braeckel

    Lighting Design: Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead

    Sound Design: XANA

    Movement: Nando Messias

Image by Dorothea Tuch

Image by Dorothea Tuch