Burgerz

Cast: 1m/f

Staging: Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

First Staged:
Hackney Showroom, 2018

Burgerz

By Travis Alabanza
  • Edinburgh Fringe Total Theatre Award - 2019

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.

Travis Alabanza's Burgerz is timely, unsettling and powerful play from one of the UK's most prominent trans voices.

It was premiered at Hackney Showroom in 2018, and was seen at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a Total Theatre Award and was shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.

Burgerz is available in the volume Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers.

Press Quotes

'Alabanza takes an act of violence and transforms it into something both beautiful and brutal'

Lyn Gardner - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'Humane and heart-rending... the angry and intelligent script is underscored with the real pain of exclusion, of being boxed in, of being trapped in a world where sexual and racial violence is prevalent and, too often, tolerated'

Guardian

Cast: 1m/f

Staging:Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Also by Travis Alabanza:

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers

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