Masterclass with Travis Alabanza: Creating From Experience

25 August 2021

On using your self as the source, this free masterclass will take place on Wednesday, 8 September at 16:30 (online).

Award-winning writer and theatre maker Travis Alabanza is presenting a FRINGE LAB Masterclass on creating from the self and personal experience. Join Travis to explore finding the narrative within your own story, blending forms to echo your experience and how to take care of your self in the midst of it all. Travis well versed in the “do’s and don’ts” of creating new work, effective risk taking and broaching new ground.

Travis is a writer, performer and theatre maker from Bristol. Their writing, performance and public discourse centres trans and Black identities. For stage, Travis wrote and performed in their debut show Burgerz which won the Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as selling out numerous venues including Southbank Centre 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 live-streamed from The Bush, was met with critical acclaim including numerous four-star reviews and over 4,000 streams worldwide. Travis currently has a new show for stage in development with the Southbank Centre, Hackney Showrooms and their mum. For screen, Travis is under commission from Lookout Point to develop a TV comedy drama. Travis’ 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 2021, on the Evening Standard’s list of 25 most influential Londoners under 25 and on the Dazed100 list.

Register your interest here before 2 September at 5pm. Places are limited.