We Say Grace with Travis Alabanza

Friday 10th June

Playing around our site throughout Grace Jones’ Meltdown, a new audio installation from poet Travis Alabanza leads us in saying Grace to our luminous curator.


Alabanza is a writer, performer and theatre-maker from Bristol. Their writing, performance and public discourse centres on trans and Black identities.

For stage, Alabanza wrote and performed in their debut show, Burgerz which won the Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as selling out venues including the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall and Traverse Theatre.

It was also voted one of The Guardian readers’ top shows of the year and is published by Oberon Books.

Most recently, their play Overflow, which premiered at and streamed from The Bush, was met with numerous four-star reviews and 4,000 streams worldwide.

Alabanza’s work has also appeared on BBC Front Row, The Verb and in 2019 they hosted their first radio documentary, Going to The Gay Bar, for BBC Radio Four.

Their work has also earned them a place on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2021, on the Evening Standard’s list of 25 most influential Londoners under 25 and on the Dazed100 list.

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