A new work by Debris Stevenson at the Royal Court Theatre

Published on Mon 22 Jan 2018

Poet, musician and dancer Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson will present a new work at the Royal Court this autumn.

The piece has been co-commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and is part of Represent, a series of commissions inspired by the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. The series features some of the country’s most exciting young female artists, and explores issues of equality, democracy and inclusion in contemporary Britain.

Thirteen years after encountering the early days of London’s grime scene, Stevenson uses music, movement, lyrics and poetry to recall how it gave her permission to redefine success and become a poet – but what has she forgotten along the way? Step into a pirate radio station, a teenage bedroom and a house party as an outsider battles to find her voice.

Debris Stevenson has performed her unique work internationally – from London’s Roundhouse to the National Theatre Zagreb. She is a Curve Theatre Associate Artist and Jerwood Arvon Mentee. Debris recently founded Mouthy Poets and is set to co-lead the Roundhouse Poetry Collective alongside Bohdan Piasecki.

14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with partners all across the UK, they commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.

For more information see the full press release here.

Performance dates to be announced.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and the Royal Court Theatre, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.