Free Reading of "The Escape Thingy" at 5th Wall Productions in Charleston on 9/15!

I’ll be Skyping in for a reading of my play “The Escape Thingy” on Sunday Sept 15 at 11 am for 5th Wall Productions’ “Matinees & Mimosas Reading Series” in Charleston, South Carolina! A Q&A will follow the free reading, which will also offer free snacks (and mimosas, of course).

Please support this wonderful production company, which has literally battled hurricanes to make this series happen! It’ll take place at South Of Broadway Theatre Co. in Park Circle. (1080 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC) New plays need readings and audiences, and this series is invaluable in the development process. Please come check it out!


In this comedy, two very different couples meet in an "Escape Room" game night, each needing very different types of escape. The clock is literally ticking as they attempt to solve the puzzles, decide what reality to believe, and weigh the risks of unlocking the door to the dangerous world outside. The play was a Finalist for the 2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award; Semifinalist, 2018 Ashland New Play Festival, 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and the 2018 Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival.

New Pictures of My Head!

The amazing Joanna Degeneres took these images of my head in various states of being. Yay marketing!

Great Reviews for "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" in Orlando!

My play “The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!” opens in Orlando this week, and great reviews are already coming in:

“Super Variety Match Bonus Round, which playwright Deb Hiett premiered in Los Angeles, comes to the Orlando Fringe with a first-rate cast, pitch-perfect projections and set pieces by Samuel Finken and Tori Oakes, and fast-paced direction by Tara Kromer. This surreal stew is overstuffed with a surfeit of subjects, including anti-immigrant racism, grammar-induced orgasms, contaminated tap water, mental health treatment and much more. Improbably, it somehow all solidifies into a satisfying whole. By using the trappings of a wacky, campy fantasy, this play addresses sensitive real-life issues with more empathy than many so-called serious shows, and manages to inject a surprising amount of heart along the way.” — Orlando Weekly

“The loving treatment of the generation divide makes this one the whole Fringe family can connect to (provided the whole family doesn’t mind a couple poignant cuss words). “ — Orlando Sentinel

Get your tickets now!

Huge congrats to director Tara Kromer, and wonderful cast Elizabeth T. Murff, Rod Cathey, Douglas Warren Jensen, and Maria Flores Ragen. So grateful Tara found my play on the New Play Exchange!

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