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28 Jan 2019

Alumna contributes to celebration of gender equality centenary

Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson has presented her latest work at the Royal Court Theatre in London as part of a series of works celebrating gender equality.

The performance ran from 21 September until 6 October 2018, the story reflecting Debris’ teenage years in East London amidst the evolution of Grime and how this influenced her rise to success.

The 2012 MA Creative Writing graduate, who previously earned a BA in English at the University of Nottingham, uses poetry, music and dance in her work. She has performed across a variety of platforms including on BBC Radio 3 and at London’s Roundhouse Theatre.

Her new work was part of Represent, a series of commissions celebrating the centenary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918. It was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, a five-year UK arts programme commemorating the First World War centenary.

Many of Britain’s young female artists have been involved, exploring contemporary issues of equality, democracy and representation.

Aside from performing, Debris has taught and written poetry in over 20 countries. She has also been awarded over £250,000 from Arts Council England to develop young talent.

Find out more about Debris’ work.

Congratulations to Debris on her latest success.

Photo: Jamal Sterrett

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