Finalist for The 2017-2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, plus 2017 StageRaw Award Nominations!

"The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is a Finalist for the 2017-2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award. Every year, Bloomington Playwrights Project chooses from unpublished plays submitted from across the country. I'm so excited that my play was recognized.

I'm also thrilled that the Rogue Machine Theatre production was nominated for FIVE StageRaw Awards! Recognized for their achievement is the entire cast for "Best Comedy Ensemble," both Bonnie Bailey-Reed and Victoria Ortiz for "Best Female Comedy Performance," Stephanie Kerley Schwartz for "Best Set Design," and the entire Rogue design team for "Best Production Design." Congratulations to them all, and a special shout-out to our fearless director, Cameron Watson!

On the Screen: In ABC's "American Crime" with Felicity Huffman!

Look for me in Episode 5 of this season's "American Crime" on ABC. I play Alice, a real estate agent trying to help Jeannette, Felicity Huffman's character. It was a fun day on the set, with our wonderful director Tanya Hamilton.

I think the episode will air Sunday April 9 on ABC. Check local listings for times. Here's hoping my scene isn't cut! Hooray for the unpredictability of the business we call show!

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!

Tickets Available Now! "THE SUPER VARIETY MATCH BONUS ROUND!"

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....