Deborah Pearson


Deborah Pearson is a multi-disciplinary artist who works primarily in performance. Her work has toured to four continents and fifteen countries, has been translated into five languages, and has been shown in art galleries, at cinemas and film festivals and in theatres. She recently published The Future Show with Oberon books and is the founding co-director of UK artist collective Forest Fringe. Deborah has won and been nominated for awards for both her solo practice and her work with Forest Fringe, including three herald angels, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Peter Brooke Empty Space Award, the Total Theatre Award for Significant Contribution, and nominations for the Rod Hall Memorial Playwrighting Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best libretto and a Total Theatre Award for Innovation.

She has a PhD in narrative in contemporary performance from Royal Holloway, where she was a Reid Scholar. Her research was supervised by Dan Rebellato. She is an associate artist with Volcano in Canada and is a resident artist at Somerset House Studios.




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