Debbie is a playwright, author and editor of eight acting books published by Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Debbie's produced plays include phat girls, Triangle Logic, Eating in the Dark, Just Add Love, and Out
with the Old. Debbie is the co-bookwriter for the musical How the Nurse Feels, which had staged readings at
both the ASCAP/Disney workshop in Los Angeles, and New World Stages in New York City. Debbie's short play Mind Control was
produced as part of the 35th Annual Samuel French Off-Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City.
continues to receive commissions to write plays on social issues for teens. Some of those plays include Everyday
People, a play on anti-bullying which premiered in April 2011 to nearly 5,000 audience members. Additional commissions
include Rx, a play that deals with prescription drug abuse among teens, You Belong to Me, a piece
about dating violence, Snowflakes, a theatrical documentary exploring Autism, Drowning in Quicksand, and
In addition to her writing, Debbie has worked as an adjunct theatre instructor
and guest director at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She has also taught acting classes at the Portland Actors Conservatory in Portland, OR. Debbie is a frequent guest teaching artist and has taught master classes in playwrighting and monologue
workshops around the country. Debbie received her MFA in theatre from Brandeis University and is a proud member of the