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2023

BURGERZ

By Travis Alabanza
8-18 February 
Midsumma Festival
Theatre Works, Melbourne
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WRITTEN BY
Travis Alabanza (they/them)

DIRECTED BY
Kitan Petkovski (he/him)

PERFORMED BY
Kikki Temple (she/they)

SET AND COSTUMES BY
Bethany J Fellows

LIGHTING DESIGN BY
Katie Sfetkidis (she/her)

SOUND DESIGN BY
Rachel Lewindon (she/her)

CO-PRODUCED BY
Ro Bright (they/them)

SUPPORTED BY
Creative Victoria, Victorian Government, City of Port Phillip and Theatre Works.
Original production commissioned and produced by Hackney Showroom.

Imagine a burger. The archetype. The emoji. The real… burger.

Now imagine how they are made. How they smell. How they feel in your hands. How they taste. How they travel through the air.

In broad daylight in April 2016 at Flinders Street Station, a burger was thrown at Kikki whilst someone shouted a transphobic slur. Over one hundred people saw, and no one did anything. To understand this act of violence, Kikki needs to make a burger – with the help of a stranger.

Funny, confronting, flirtatious and sometimes a bit messy, BURGERZ combines confessional storytelling, live cooking, and audience interaction to recreate a trans person of colour’s lived experience. Poignantly unpredictable, BURGERZ lifts the lid off gender and race politics by asking us to reflect on our own complicity. To be unregulated is to be dangerous.


 

DURATION

60 Minutes
 

WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+. Contains coarse language, strobe lights, smoke/haze, real meat cooked onstage.
 

This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.​ Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.

BURGERZ by Travis Alabanza
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