The Mouthy Poets are an open collective of young people who create, command and coordinate their words, voice and career through writing, performance and event production. In residence at Nottingham Playhouse, Mouthy create energising first-class shows and education programs in theatres, festivals, schools, universities and living rooms! Their poetry often collaborates with all types of entertainment; music, visual art, film and dance to name a few.
Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson founded The Mouthy Poets in 2010 because poetry enabled her to communicate with the world at a young age and she wants to do the same for others. She is now supported by Anne Holloway and Panya Banjoko in teaching over 40 young people how to write perform and produce poetry. Mouthy is also mentored by Writing East Midlands and funded by Arts Council England
Ultimately, Mouthy are about empowering young people to challenge, speak and work hard and as a result is owned by the poets, lyricists, songwriters and storymakers within it.