25.06.2019: Christodoulos Balokas presents Debora Pearson

Deborah Pearson makes performance where form dictates content and vice versa.  Accordingly her work often sits at the intersection of several contexts, spanning playwriting, participatory theatre, relational performance, video art and audio installations among other mediums. She is founder and a co-director of UK-based curation collective Forest Fringe and has won several distinctions for her practice and for Forest Fringe, including twice being named on the Stage 100 List of the most influential people working in UK Theatre. Her work has been commissioned by and performed at the Royal Court (London), Somerset House (London), Brussels Nuit Blanche (Brussels), Teatro Nacional Donna Maria II (Lisbon), the Next Wave Festival (Melbourne), Theatre Garonne (Toulouse), bit teatergarasjen (Bergen), and many others.  She has had pieces staged in over twenty countries on five continents and been translated into more than six languages. This year she premiered Inside Bitch at the Royal Court, a collaboration with playwright Stacey Gregg, devised by four female performers who have been to prison. The texts for Inside Bitch and The Future Show were both published by Oberon. She holds a PhD on narrative in contemporary performance from Royal Holloway where she was a Reid Scholar.