Travis Alabanza & Hackney Showroom


Part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”

Combined ticket


English / With German surtitles / With English surtitles / Not continuously / ca. 60 Min.

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. How they are made, how they smell, how the mayonnaise feels on your skin. This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity. Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a relevant piece for nowadays.


With: Travis Alabanza / Directed by: Sam Curtis Lindsay / Set & Costume Design: Soutra Gilmour / Associate Designer: Isabella van Braeckel / Lighting Design: Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead / Sound Design: XANA / Movement: Nando Messias



Developed in association with Ovalhouse & Marlborough Theatre. Supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.