Brighton Festival 2018 PREVIEW: Travis Alabanza – Before I Step Outside (You Love Me)

April 5, 2018

An evening of Black trans poetics with one of the UK’s leading trans artists.

COMBINING spoken word with soundscapes, projections and animation in collaboration with Daniel Braithwaite Shirley, Travis presents a feature performance from their acclaimed debut book of poetry.

Through diary entries, images, poems and essays, Travis reveals their experience as a trans person navigating public spaces: being on the street, being on public transport, being harassed, stared at, and surviving.

In the last two years, Travis Alabanza has emerged as one of the most prominent emerging queer performers, writers and theatre-makers. They have been artist in residence at the Tate; starred in Scottee’s theatre productions Putting Words In Your Mouth (Roundhouse) and Jubilee (Royal Exchange); and had their work featured in The Guardian, BBC, Huck Magazine and more.

Before I Step Outside (You Love Me) has been shipped to over 19 countries worldwide, and is listed as one of the top trans literary books of 2017.

Age recommendation: 16+

Event: Travis Alabanza – Before I Step Outside (You Love Me) – Plus post-show discussion

Where: Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighon BN1 1YD

When: Saturday, May 12

Time: 7.30pm – Duration 80 minutes including interval

Cost: £12.50, £10 under 26s, £8 under 18s

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