Deborah Pearson


Debbie Pearson is best known as founder and co-director of artist led Edinburgh initiative Forest Fringe, winner of the 2009 Peter Brook Empty Space Award as well as a Fringe First and a spot for herself and her co-director on this year’s Stage 100 list.

In her own practice she works predominantly as a playwright and an intimate performer. She is currently developing a play with the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, in addition to completing a writing residency this year at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada. As a performer she has created intimate work for Rules and Regs, BAC, the Arches and Shunt. She has also run workshops for the University of Toronto, Central School of Speech and Drama, and has most recently worked with Adrian Howells. Her work tends to use events from her own life as material and has been compared to Howells in the press.