If I Feel Lonely Maybe U Do 2? | Free Word

9 April 2020
19:30 20:30-

Presented by:
Travis Alabanza


Online performance and conversation with Travis Alabanza and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

If I Feel Lonely Maybe U Do 2? sees artists and housemates Travis Alabanza and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley create a new intervention on loneliness by discussing what it means to always feel it and how we might start to discuss it online —less IRL, more URL.

Join Travis and Danielle for this one-off, live-from-the-living-room show which will see them both share extracts of their work, including I Tried to Fuck Up the System But None Of My Friends Texted Back, a piece that explores the relationship between power and feeling alone.

Ticket holders will be sent a unique link ahead of the event to join online.

All generated ticketing revenue from this event will support organisations, workers, artists, writers and activists that are currently experiencing financial pressures as a result of COVID-19. Travis and Danielle will be donating their ticket-based revenue split (50%) to The Outside Project and SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement). The remaining ticketing revenue (50%) will be donated to the Free Word Artist Fund, funding new commissions from under-represented voices whilst in isolation.

9 April 2020
19:30 - 20:30
£2 - £10

Travis Alabanza


Travis Alabanza

Performance Artist, Theatre Maker and Writer

Travis Alabanza is an award winning performance artist, theatre maker and writer. In the last three years they have cemented themselves as one of the most prominent emerging queer voices, as noted by ID, Dazed & Mobo awards. Their unique blend of writing, style and performance has had their work performed in venues such as The Tate, V&A, Roundhouse, Royal Exchange Theatre, Harvard University and Hamburg International, and their writing has been in The Guardian, BBC, Dazed and more. Alabanza’s recent theatre show Burgerz, sold-out to rave reviews, and their poetry book ‘Before I Step Outside (you love me’) has been shipped to over 22 countries. Their debut show Burgerz toured the UK & Europe to critical acclaim, winning Total Theatre Award at The Edinburgh Fringe and was given one of the readers top choices for theatre in the Guardian. I Tried To... is a seed of their new work incoming.

Daneille Brathwaite-Shirley

Artist and Sound Designer

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in animation, sound, performance and Video Games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record of "History of Trans people both living and past" their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future. Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to use to share our experiences. Danielle's work has been shown in Science Gallery, the Barbican, Tate, Les Urbains as well as being part of the BBZ Alternative Graduate Show at the Copeland Gallery.