Debbie Lamedman Playwright/Teaching Artist/Director

About Debbie
Social Issue Plays for Teens
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About Debbie

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.

Upcoming Classes & Events
World Premiere of 
 Drowning in Quicksand
Memorial Auditorium
 Pittsburg, Kansas
April 19th-21st 

Creating your own Solo Show
 Monday & Wednesdays February 13th-March 13th from 6:30-9:30pm with a final presentation on March 13th at 7:30pm.
For additional information and registration for these classes, please click here.