Sam Curtis Lindsay
Set & Costume Design
Isabella van Braeckel
Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead
Travis Alabanza is an award-winning theatre maker, writer, and performer. A previous member of the Royal Court Young Writers group and Barbican young poets, Burgerz has toured internationally to Sao Paulo, Southbank Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Smock Alley Dublin, HAU Berlin and Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it won the Total Theatre award. Other work includes My White Best Friend & Living Newspaper (Royal Court online), Skype d8(Bush Theatre online) Overflow (Bush Theatre) and In Tandem (Paines Plough online).
Alabanza has performed their solo work in a range of venues, galleries, and mediums including clubs such as the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Latitude Festival, the V&A museum and universities and colleges including Oxford, Harvard and Bristol. In 2016/17, Travis was the youngest recipient of the Tate Gallery Workshop residency. Travis has written for Metro, Vice, Gal-Dem, The Independent, Dazed, Gay Times and more.
In 2018/19, Alabanza was listed on the Dazed100 – 100 people defining culture, awarded a Gay Times Honours award for their work in the LGBT+ community, and listed in the Evening Standard 25 Influential people under 25. Recently in The Sunday Times Style Bernadine Evaristo picked Alabanza as a ‘trailblazer of the future’ to watch.
Sam Curtis Lindsay
Sam Curtis Lindsay is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Hackney Showroom.
As a Director recent credits include Class by Scottee at Assembly Festival, HOME and Theatre Centre Canada, The Court Must Have a Queen by Ade Solanke at Hampton Court Palace, and Heartbreak Hotel by Lucy Benson Brown at the Jetty Greenwich.
Sam is an honorary research fellow at Queen Mary’s University, London and a visiting director at LAMDA.
Hackney Showroom is an award-winning cultural organisation which supports exceptional artists to make live performance and brings different people together to be inspired, uplifted and emboldened by great art. Hackney Showroom’s hallmark is their support of artists who sit outside the mainstream, developing their craft and carving out a space for marginalised voices who are innovating new forms of performance.
Original production supported by Ovalhouse, Marlborough Theatre, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund & Bishopsgate Institute.