Deborah Pearson is a live artist, playwright and producer. She is founder and co-director of the multi-award winning Forest Fringe, an artist-led network committed to fostering a safe space to show work at various stages of development at the Edinburgh Festival.
Her creative practice spans playwrighting, solo performance, devising, dramaturgy, and community and public art projects. She is committed to being formally inventive with every project she takes on. The idea always dictates a new approach to performance. Invention is central to her work, as is her interest in intimacy and narrative.
Deborah has been a resident artist with Rules and Regs, and is an alumni of the Royal Court Invitation Young Writers Programme, the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, the Banff Playwrights Colony and the Traverse Young Writers Programme. She has also run workshops for Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of Toronto Department of Ethics, Volcano and Queen’s University. She is currently a member of the BAC’s Artist Teacher Exchange Programme where she is working with Stuart Silver to develop a piece of performance with the Burntwood School for Girls.
- LIKE YOU WERE BEFORE (Fusebox 2016)