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Nominated for BROADWAY WORLD Awards!

My play, "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" has been nominated for "Best Play" by BroadwayWorld (Los Angeles Regional)! I'm also thrilled that the production (by Rogue Machine Theatre) garnered nominations for Best Actor in a Play (Mark L. Taylor), Best Leading Actress in a Play (Bonnie Bailey-Reed), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Victoria Ortiz and Paula Christensen), and Best Sound Design by Chris Moscatiello.

If you'd like to cast your vote for us, CLICK THIS LINK, enter your email, and follow the prompts: 

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Thanks for the support!

 

STAGESCENELA AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I'm grateful my play "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" is recognized today by StageSceneLA:

  • Top 10 World Premiere Plays of 2016-2017
  • Outstanding Production: Comedy
  • Star-Making Performance in a Play (Victoria Ortiz)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Comedy Role (Mark Taylor)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Comedy Role (Bonnie Bailey-Reed)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Comedy Role (Paula Christensen)
  • Outstanding Direction (Cameron Watson)
  • and Outstanding Production Design (Kate Bergh, Jared A. Sayeg, Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, Chris Mosciatello and the whole Rogue Machine gang especially Amanda and Michelle!).

Thank you John P. Flynn and Cameron for giving my play the wonderful opportunity of being born, and thank you Steven Stanley for the support. Really truly grateful.

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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 Every year, Bloomington Playwrights Project chooses from unpublished plays submitted from across the country.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!

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:

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....

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...

"The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" at Rogue Machine Theatre in L.A.!

Wonderful news! L.A.'s celebrated Rogue Machine Theatre will be producing a world premiere of my newest play, "The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!" this fall. Directed by beloved director Cameron Watson and scheduled to open November 5, 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. 

Check back here for more details about the design team, the cast, and how to see this funny, thoughtful, brand new show.