New Jersey Repertory Reading of "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" in March

Can't wait for the "Script-in-Hand" reading of my play "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" at New Jersey Repertory Company on Monday March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A Core Member of the National New Play Network, New Jersey Rep's primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage. They have produced 93 plays in seventeen seasons including 61 world premieres, and were the recipient of the American Theater Wing's National Theatre Company Grant in 2012.

Directed by James Glossman, our reading will take place on Monday March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the theater: 179 Broadway, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740. Tickets are $10, first come, first served. See ya there!

Finalist in Boulder's 2017 Local Lab New Play Festival!

So honored that my play "Miss Keller Has No Second Book" is a Finalist in the 2017 Local Lab New Play Festival. Local Theater Company is one of Boulder's finest theater companies, specializing in original works. I'm so proud that my play was in consideration for their exceptional 3-day festival!

EXTENDED AGAIN! Now Closing Monday Jan 30!

People keep coming to see it, so we keep doing it! "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is now extended through Monday January 30. Get your tickets here for the show The Los Angeles Times called "ingenious."

Here I am with the remarkable cast and director Cameron Watson at a post-show "talkback" with the audience:

Antaeus Playwrights Lab!

So excited to have been invited to join the Antaeus Playwrights Lab! I look forward to working with the amazing talented folks every Tuesday night in developing new plays. Grateful!

EXTENDED: "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" at Rogue Machine Theatre, through Jan 22!

Thrilled that my Ovation-Recommended play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" will be extended, after a break for the holidays. The show will start back up on January 7, running Saturdays 8:30, Sundays 3:00, and Mondays at 8:30, until Sunday January 22 at Rogue Machine Theater, 1089 N. Oxford Street near Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles.

Tickets available HERE for the show the Los Angeles Times called "ingenious." Get your tickets now!


We're Up! Get Your Tickets Now!

OVATION RECOMMENDED! "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" opened to a sold-out house last Saturday night (complete with standing ovation!), and the reviews are starting to come in: 

Ingenious... -- Los Angeles Times

No matter who got your vote in this past week’s elections, Deb Hiett’s comedy gem will have you laughing out loud, wiping away tears, and standing up to cheer. I can’t think of better theatrical medicine to help heal wounds and bring us together this fall than The Super Variety Match Bonus Round! -- Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA

Deb Hiett’s new play, The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!, is a seventy-five minute wonder. Under the keen direction of Cameron Watson, [it's] a delicious, face-paced comedy with a soft, touching heart...  -- Paul Myrvold, Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes

Please GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Discount tickets available on Goldstar here for this weekend's shows (runs Sat night 8:30, Sun 3:00, Mondays 8:30). Support live theater!


Get your seats now for my new comedy "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" at Rogue Machine Theatre!

Directed by Cameron Watson and starring Bonnie Bailey-Reed, Mark Taylor, Paula Christensen, and Ninja Ortiz, this fun romp opens November 12 and runs weekends until December 19.  Here's a synopsis:

For Mags Eagleton, the world has become a scary place kept fiercely at bay by the confines of her well-worn recliner. When her loving husband Erns surprises her by renting their late son's bedroom to a very modern kid who is visiting their rural Texas town for a three-day desert music festival, things take a turn for the trippy. This rollicking comedy explores the risks of desperate love, the exemplary form of the 1970s game show, and the psychedelic side effects of fear your doctor may not have warned you about.

Tickets are $35, except for "Pay What You Can" Night on Monday Nov 14, and the Opening Night Gala which includes a champagne/dessert reception (opening gala tickets are $55).

Grab your tickets today and plan for a lively, post-election evening of fun!

The Alabama shirt is unrelated to the show -- we were playing LSU that day, and even though I was at the theater for tech, I have to wear my good luck game-day attire....

The Alabama shirt is unrelated to the show -- we were playing LSU that day, and even though I was at the theater for tech, I have to wear my good luck game-day attire....

Rehearsals for "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" Begin

The fun has begun. Rehearsals for the Rogue Machine Theatre production of my play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" have kicked into gear, and it's gonna be great!

Rogue's Artistic Director John Perrin Flynn and director Cameron Watson presided over a table reading with our cast and some of the distinguished design team, and we've seen the model for our wonderful (and magically transforming!) set.

Opening night is set for Saturday November 12, and the show is scheduled to run for six weekends (Saturday night, Sunday matinee, and Monday night) until Christmas weekend. I'll be posting a link to get tickets (and more info) as soon as it's ready...

Appearing on IFC's "Documentary Now!" with Bill Hader -- Season 2, Episode 3

Check local listings (or visit to watch a stellar episode of Season 2 of "Documentary Now!" with the brilliant Bill Hader, Wednesday September 28. I play a small (but extremely important!) role. 

Episode 3, "Parker Gail's Location is Everything" riffs on Spalding Gray's "Swimming to Cambodia" film (1984, Jonathan Demme, director). It's particularly meaningful to me because I love Spalding Gray's work, and it reminds me of moving to New York City in the 1980s and being inspired to write my own performance pieces. This episode nails Spalding's free association writing and performance style perfectly -- it's less a spoof than an homage, really.

It was a thrill to be invited back this season to work with Bill and directors Alex Buono and Rhys Thomas. Check it out and enjoy!