Starting as an actress: Kate in Taming of the Shrew (Little Theatre); Titania – Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ars Viva) and Raina in Arms and the Man; moved on to directing and then writing for stage. Studied at NIDA and La MaMa International, Deborah has written 9 full length plays and directed over 20. He
r play Cry, Wolf ran off-Broadway for 8 weeks and has been, like Gentlemen Inc, optioned for film. The Matilda Waltz (recently published) was presented by the New Theatre in 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival. Breathless – a war play, was a finalist in the Silver Gull Award 2019. Other works have been translated and performed overseas including the triptych The Kiss, three short plays for the LGBTQI community and currently touring in Ecuador. A founding member of the Parramatta Theatre Company, one time President of the Illawarra Council for the Performing Arts; a life member of Workshop Theatre and Education Officer for New Theatre. Judging Co-ordinator for Sydney’s Short+Sweet Festival 2011-2013. In 2017 she directed Much Ado About Nothing for the Genesian Theatre and directed The Lieutenant of Inishmore for New Theatre 2018 and Pygmalion in 2019.