Travis Alabanza is a London based artist, writer and theatre maker. As one of the UK’s most prominent trans artistic voices, over the last 4 years Alabanza has initiated much of the public conversation around the intersections of blackness, gender, transness and class, as noted by numerous publications (MOBO, Dazed, Artsy). Their work has crossed mediums and form, including performances at Tate Galleries, V&A, Southbank Centre, ICA, Lyric Hammersmith, Transmission Gallery & Royal Exchange Theatre, and performing internationally at venues such as Harvard University and Hamburg International Feminist Festival. Their writing has been published in The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Independent and more.
In 2017/18 they starred in Chris Goode’s adaptation of Jubilee, released their debut poetry book Before I step outside (you love me) and was an artist in residence at the Tate Galleries.
Recent acting credits include Ridiculous of Darkness (Gate Theatre) and ‘I wanted to fuck up the system but none of my friends texted back’ (Wellcome Collection/The Sick of the Fringe).