bullet heart club and theatre works present
by travis alabanza
8 - 18 FEBRUARY | THEATRE WORKS | FESTIVAL WORKS
by travis alabanza
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.
Suitable for ages 15+. Contains coarse language, strobe lights, smoke/haze, real meat cooked onstage.
DATES + TIMES
Wednesday 8 February - 7:30pm (preview)
Thursday 9 February - 7:30pm (preview)
Friday 10 February - 7:30pm (opening night)
Saturday 11 February - 7:30pm
Tuesday 14 February - 7:30pm
Wednesday 15 February - 7:30pm
Thursday 16 February - 7:30pm
Friday 17 February - 7:30pm
Saturday 18 February - 7:30pm
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.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
Travis Alabanza (they/them)
Kitan Petkovski (he/him)
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)
Ro Bright (they/them)
STAGE MANAGEMENT BY
Koh Yi Wei (she/her)
Creative Victoria, Victorian Government, Theatre Works and the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
Original production commissioned and produced by Hackney Showroom.
MEET THE ARTIST -
Kikki Temple: Actress, drag artist, playwright and advocate. From the depths of her soul, her song bubbles up, like fire. Molten lava sprung from the depths of the earth. Teller of stories and advocate for many, Kikki draws her strength from an understanding and recognition of her ancestors, accessible through every plane. Trained in traditional Maori performing and martial arts on her marae and other wananga, she stands on the many things she has inherited, through song, dance, written word.