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Travis Alabanza

Artist. Performer. Writer

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About me

Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. In the last two years they have been noted by numerous publications, such as ARTSY, ID AND MOBO _AWARDS, as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices, and also listed in OUT as an influential queer figure, appeared in campaigns with MAC X ASOS and performed across the country and internationally. Their unique mixture of performance, poetry, style, political views and risk taking performances has given them a unique placement both nationally and internationally. In 2016/17 they became the youngest recipient of the artist in residence at the Tate workshop programme, starred in Scottee’s theatre production ‘putting words in your mouth’ at the Roundhouse and the Royal Exchange adaptation of Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, performed in venues such as V&A, Tate, ICA, the Roundhouse and Barbican – and had their work featured in the Guardian, BBC, Huck magazine and more. Known for increasingly paving much of the UK conversation around trans politics, Alabanza has became a staple part of the London queer scene and further afield. Giving talks and performances at over 40 UK univerisities, ranging from the RCA, Central St martins, Oxford university and Cambridge, & abroad such as Harvard, Brown university & Austin Texas. Their debut poetry book ‘Before I step Outside (you love me)’ released in 2017 has been shipped to over 19 countries world wide and listed as one of the top trans literary books of 2017. With this book they also have toured Europe and the United States performing and reading it to over 200 venues and countless audiences, including the performance of ‘Before I Step Outside (you love me)’ at Harvard Univeristy, Brighton Art Festival, Macedonia pride and more. Alabanza’s performance has taken them across the country, europe and internationally – working regularly with artists such as Alok Vaid-Menon, Duckie, David Hoyle, Scottee and others. You can learn more about Travis and their work by following them on social media channels @travisalabanza

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  • Writing
  • Art
  • Acting
  • Art Performance
  • Live Performance