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Deborah Stevenson

Performance Poet

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProducer - Director - Performance Artist

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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.

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Skills

  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Teaching
  • Theatre
  • Editing
  • Performing Arts
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Event Management
  • Music

Work history

Currently

Teacher

Roundhouse

Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-Leader at the Roundhouse Poetry Collective

Currently

Producer

Staatstheater Braunschweig

Apr 2013
  • Brunswick, Germany
  • Full 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

Currently

Performance Artist

MOUTHY poets

Feb 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Although I am the founder, Mouthy aims to be a community driven company where the leaders get us stuck in as the participants. As do the participants take on empowering roles of leadership. So with Mouthy I write, challenge myself and learn like everyone else.

Currently

Art Director

Mouthy Poets

Oct 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Art Director & Founder We command and co-ordinate our words, voices and careers through writing and performance workshops. We advocate the exploration of entertainment and communication by mixing words with art, performance and music. However, we are not just young wordsmiths; we are editors, marketing directors, teachers, hosts and managers. Because we are responsible for facilitating workshops and events dedicated to words and entertainment. ◦ Grants for the Arts, Arts Council Funding 2012-2013. £30k // £88k ◦ Nottingham University Widening Participation Funding 2010-2011 £3k

Currently

Performance Artist

Deborah 'Debris' Stevenson

Jan 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Performance Poet

2013

Writer

Writing East Midlands

Sep 2012 - May 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Arnold Primary School

2014

Teacher

The University of Nottingham

Oct 2011 - Sep 2014
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Tutor of Poetry Teaching Undergraduate level poetry and performance poetry on the Creative and Professional Writing BA.

2012

Writer

First Story

Oct 2011 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working with a lovely group of year 11s at Bullwell Academy to create an anthology of their poetry.

Education

2012

Masters in Creative Writing

Loughborough University

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom

2011

English with Creative/professional Writing

University of Nottingham

Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom