Thu 28 Apr
Like You Were Before
by Debbie Pearson
Stoke Newington International Airport
“Debbie Pearson’s piece uses old video footage to explore the gap between the person she was in 2005 before she left her native Canada, and the person she is now. The person she was is a ghost behind the camera, never as in focus as the laughing female friends she will soon wave goodbye to; the person she is stands before us as flesh and blood. This piece is the crack in between the two.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Using a video from the last day she lived in Canada five years ago, Debbie Pearson attempts to re-insert herself into the frame, to re-tell the past. Her Herald Angel Award winning Like You Were Before is a show about moving forward backwards, that laments the fact that time can’t be put on pause, and about the tender fragility of both magnetic-media, and mental, storage.
Debbie Pearson is a playwright, director, theatre maker, and co-artistic director of Forest Fringe.
“a beautiful, accomplished, bittersweet and philosophical work on love, loss and memory” – The List