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.
Debbie's commissioned work includes
Ignorance is Bliss: a Global Warning, and 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, and Snowflakes, a theatrical
documentary exploring Autism. Her most recent play, Digital Natives, focuses on the addiction of excessive
texting and Internet usage. It premiered in April 2016.
In addition to her writing, Debbie is an adjunct
theatre instructor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. She also teaches 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
Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity Association.