Real Talk: Paula Varjack x Travis Alabanza
Multi-disciplinary artist and Guildhall tutor Paula Varjack curates and hosts a brand new series of conversations in collaboration with students from the School's BA Performance and Creative Enterprise (PACE).
In this informal conversation, streamed via Instagram Live, Paula Varjack is joined by Travis Alabanza who discusses their practice and shares advice, experience and ideas with the next generation.
This talk is part of the PACE Chapters festival.
About Travis Alabanza
Travis Alabanza is a writer, performer and theatre maker based in London, via Bristol. Their writing, performance and public discourse surrounding trans and Black identities has had them noted as one of the most prominent emerging trans voices in the arts and beyond.
For stage, Travis wrote and performed in their debut show Burgerz. The show 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.
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. Travis was also listed in the Evening Standard as one of the 25 most influential Londoners under 25 and placed on the Dazed100 list. They are currently developing a number of new projects including a seed commission and a play called Out of Order for The Roundhouse Theatre (autumn 2020).