I am a creative interested in performance, media and participative methodologies. I work across a range of participation and participative platforms in a variety of settings: from community training projects through to installations and performances. I set up the community theatre, art and media company ‘MetaPlay’ in 2005, to deliver projects in and with communities and groups to improve access and training in the Arts. Alongside Metaplay, I have been developing my own site-specific, participatory and intimate arts performance practice
I am co-founder and director of The Crimson Word, a poetry collective for shows and events exploring multi-sensory, immersive and intimate poetry.
I am also a regular performer at The Poetry Brothel London and with The Bloody Poets. I have performed intimate 1-2-1 poetry in Barcelona, Berlin, Utrecht, Amsterdam and South Africa and have recently started The Poetry Brothel Hastings.
My 1-2-1 pop up poetry show TIME=MONEY won an Arts Council award for ‘most promising new company’ in 2013.
For upcoming performances please go to Upcoming Shows/Previous shows. These are all ticketed shows.
To keep up with events and appearances, please follow me fb @debrawatsonperformanceandpoetry