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.
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 apprearances, please follow me fb @debrawatsonperformanceandpoetry
Recent other performances have been at The Archway Festival of Words, Gabi Garbutt’s ‘Lyrics as Insurgent Art’, The Poetry Cafe London at Platform 1; The Dark Arts Circus, Advantages of Age Viva Vintage, The Society of Imaginary Friends, Word on the Water, Once upon a Mic,