About Me

Welcome! 

 

I am a graduate from University of California: Irvine with a BA in Drama with Honors in Acting and a minor in Comparative Literature. Art was always an important part of my life and theatre became my passion from a young age. Attending camps and workshops, I learned valuable skills to combat my shyness and enhance my empathy, critical thinking and communication skills. The arts, specifically theater, has the ability to connect humanity through story-telling.

 

As a teaching artist with Livermore Shakespeare Festival, I experienced first-hand the importance of sharing the arts to young minds. Using the magic of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, my team and I guided students through Shakespeare's story to aid their language, critical thinking, reading, writing, and communication skills. I loved seeing the children's faces glow when they bravely sounded-out 400-year-old words. Their courage and imagination inspired me to take my next step: Move to Washington, D.C. where I hope to continue to share my love for classical texts.

Upcoming Events

Month-Long Intensive

December 29, 2019

I'll be returning to Shakespeare & Company for the 2020 Month-Long Intensive. It's been five years since training at their Conservatory and I can't wait to delve deeper into my craft. To learn more about the Month-Long intensive, CLICK HERE.

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Past Events

The Importance of Being Earnest

June 28, 2018

Deborah is thrilled to portray Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest this summer at Wente Vineyards with Livermore Shakespeare Festival.

Directed by Domenique Lozano

Thursday, June 28th (PREVIEW & FAMILY NIGHT)
Friday, June 29th (OPENING)
Saturday, June 30th
Sunday, July 1st
Friday, July 6th
Saturday, July 7th
Sunday, July 8th
Friday, July 13th
Sunday, July 15th

An Evening With Play On

April 22, 2018

Three years ago, Oregon Shakespeare Festival created 'Play On' a commissioned project with 36 playwrights and dramaturgs, paired up to translate the 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare into contemporary modern English. 

On April 22nd, 2018 at Murrieta's Well in Livermore, LSF will host Tracy Young and Ben Pryor, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival playwright and dramaturg commissioned to translate The Winters Tale. Our members will have the opportunity to see scenes from the translated 'Play On' version, performed by the actors who will be appear in LSF's production of The Winters Tale this summer. 

This is a rare and very exciting event that we are thrilled to be offering our members this season. We hope you will join us for an evening of wine, dessert, performance and a discussion with the OSF 'Play On' guests, LSF Producing Artistic Director and director of our upcoming production of The Winter's Tale, Lisa A. Tromovitch, and the cast of LSF's The Winters Tale.

Natural Shocks

April 19, 2018

Deborah will be performing in this special and powerful piece.

 

Tri Valley staged reading of Natural Shocks (www.naturalshocks.org) Thursday April 19 7:00pm at Inklings Coffee and Tea, 530 Main Street downtown Pleasanton.

 

This is a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence. Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson has made NATURAL SHOCKS available for readings the weekend of April 20, 2018; the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout. She is waiving royalties to raise funds to address gun violence. Proceeds for this reading will be donated to Moms Demand Action and Tri-Valley Haven.

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