Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson

Performance PoetLondon, United Kingdom
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Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson

Performance PoetLondon, United Kingdom
About me
At secondary school 2002 – 2008 Debris was educated through the evolution of Grime and found poetry in the mouths of the testosterone and teenagers around her. Nurtured by the Roundhouse, Debris was then followed by Chanel4 for 2 years, published by organisations such as, Louis Vuitton, Oxford University, BBC Radio 4 and finally by Flipped Eye with her debut pamphlet, Pigeon Party. A social carrier pigeon, Debris has performed her poetry from an ampitheatre in Kayamandi, South Africa to a classroom in Englewood, Chicago. Curve Theatre breakthrough Artist, Heatwave freestyle dancer and Mouthy Poet Founder, Debris has been awarded over £250,000 by Arts Council England to develop young talent in the East Midlands and beyond. Debris can often be found dancing sober and alone to Grime, Soca or Dancehall and recently demonstrated this love in a Carnival touring Trinidad and Tobago with The 2 Cents Movement.
Projects
  • Words First
    Words FirstYear long initiative between BBC 1xtra, Roundhouse and ACE developing spoken word artists
  • #Talking Doorsteps Beirut
    #Talking Doorsteps Beirut“What you have to say is more important than what guns can do. ” “Each word is ammunition.” “A love poem can be a political statement more than any other.” “If the questions starts with ‘can I write’ the answer will always be yes.” “I want to eat Labneh for the rest of my life.” “The function of what our art form does and how it works is being challenged.” “Sometimes you need to ignore the theme, because these is something more important at hand, something you need to write about now.” “T
  • Mouthy Poets
    Mouthy PoetsMouthy Poets, a collective I founded and ran for 6 years in Nottingham
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Work history
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    TeacherRoundhouse
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Co-Leader at the Roundhouse Poetry Collective
    Producer
    Brunswick, GermanyFull Time
    Poetry Producer Set up a poetry collective LoewenMaul (sister collective to Mouthy Poets) alongside Anne Hartmann and Kai Müller - a collective of multi-lingual 13-30 year old poets who produce shows and publications at a grass routes level. -Initial research and development funded by the European Theatre Convention
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Skills
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Teaching
  • Theatre
  • Editing
  • Performing Arts
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Event Management
  • Music
Education
    Masters in Creative Writing
     - Loughborough, United Kingdom
    English with Creative/professional Writing
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom