Jun 20 at 19.00
Event ParticipantsTravis Alabanza, Morvern Cunningham
How do you wrap up a Digital Showcase? Well… this year we will be hearing a conversation held between Travis Alabanza, Morvern Cunningham and the POC, Queer and Intersectional Feminist Societies.
Think of it as a kind and generous meandering chat, or your favourite new podcast, and an amazing insight into one of the most exciting artists working in the UK today.
Not only that, Travis Alabanza closes out the whole programme with a specially written message to the graduating students. It’s an alternative commencement speech if you like… or a little like the Queen’s Speech, but just for you!
Bio: Travis Alabanza
Travis Alabanza is an award winning writer, performer and theatre maker. Their writing has appeared in the BBC, Guardian, Vice, Gal-Dem and previously had a fortnightly column in the metro. After being the youngest recipient of the artist in residency program at Tate Galleries, Alabanza debut show Burgerz toured internationally to sold out shows in Southbank Centre, Sao Paulo Brazil, HAU Berlin & won the Edinburgh Fringe Total Theatre award in 2019. Their writing has appeared in numerous anthologies including Black and Gay In the UK. In 2020 their recent theatre show Overflow debuted at the Bush Theatre to widespread acclaim and later streamed online in over 22 countries. Other works for theatre and live performance include Royal Court Living Newspaper, Paines Plough, Free Word Centre, Glasgow Transmission Gallery and more. Their work surrounding gender, trans identity and race has been noted internationally, giving talks at universities including Oxford, Harvard, Bristol and more.
Noted for their distinct voice, in 2019 the Evening Standard listed them as one of the 25 most influential under 25 year olds, as well as being listed in the Dazed100, guardian asking if ‘they are the future of theatre’ and recently being listed on the Forbes30Under30List
Bio: Morvern Cunningham
Morvern Cunningham is an independent creative producer based in Leith, Edinburgh.