Deborah Pearson is a writer, performer, dramaturg and producer of contemporary performance. She founded and co-directs UK artist-led network Forest Fringe.
Her research interests centre around questions of authorship, representation, text, story and narrative in relation to contemporary performance in the UK. She is currently dramaturg of Action Hero's upcoming piece, called Hoke's Bluff, a collaboration with writer Nick Walker, which interrogates teen sports movies and their relationship to the American myth; it will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival this year.
She is also developing and performing her own piece, The Future Show, to be shown at Arts Admin in Toynbee Hall in March, and at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas in April. She has worked with BAC, the National Theatre Studio, Rules and Regs and Volcano (Toronto, Canada), among others. Her essay about Ridiculusmus and Tim Crouch for Exeunt, "The Necessity of Narrative?", will be published this year by the Live Art Development Agency as part of their upcoming Live Art Almanac.