All The Ways We Could Grow: Talk | Free Word

26 March 2019
19:00 21:00-

Presented by:
Free Word


Performance lecture by Travis Alabanza

Blending performance, lecture and participation, Travis Alabanza presents a talk on the fight for freedom for those on the margins, linking explorations within the Season to trans liberation.

Travis Alabanza is a writer, performer and theatre-maker who is shaping much of the UK conversation around trans politics. They were the youngest ever artist in residence at Tate, have performed at The V&A, ICA and Roundhouse and presented talks at universities in the UK and internationally.


Graphic Design: Denny Kaulbach

Front image of Travis: Eivind Hasen

26 March 2019
19:00 - 21:00
£10 / £7 / £2

Free Word


Photos: Rowan Spray


Travis Alabanza

Performer, writer and theatre maker

Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. Their unique mixture of performance, poetry, style, politics and risk taking performance has given them a unique placement both nationally and internationally. They have been noted by Artsty, i-D and the MOBO Awards as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices, listed in OUT as an influential queer figure, appeared in campaigns with MAC X ASOS and performed across the country and internationally. In 2016/17 they became the youngest artist in residence at the Tate, performed in venues such as The V&A, ICA, Tate, Hackney Showroom, Roundhouse and The Barbican, touring extensively across Europe and the US in addition to premiering their new solo show, BURGERZ. They released a short poetry book 'Before I Step Outside [You Love Me]', presented a TedX talk, starred in the Royal Exchange Theatre production 'Jubilee’, and have had their work featured in The Guardian, BBC, Huck magazine and more.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 

  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
  • If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.