Debbie Slevin is a writer, director, producer, and teacher. After 25 years of nurturing the theatrical yearnings of countless students as director and producer of educational and regional theater and developing a freelance writing career in her spare (!) time, she decided to devote all of her creative energy to exploring her own artistic capabilities.
Her theatrical accomplishments include 2014’s The Apron Strings Project in Riverhead, NY, a crowd-sourced theatrical production (based on a vintage apron collection) that she conceived of and co-produced. A big fan of composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, she produced and directed The Last Five Years at Guild Hall in East Hampton in 2011 and the first NYC revival of Songs For A New World in 2008 at ATA’s Chernuchin Theater. Her original play Gate B23: Carry-On Baggage was a selection of Manhattan Repertory Theater’s 2012 Winterfest and the 2010 International Fringe Festival, held in NYC.
Slevin is the author of the book UnPregnant Pause: Where Are the Babies, Figlo Press 2015. She is a contributor to Dan’s Papers, the premier entertainment newspaper for The Hamptons and her writing has appeared in Essence Magazine, Woman’s World, Lifestyles, Reform Judaism, and the Record, northern New Jersey’s daily newspaper. She was a staff writer for The Jewish Standard, a New Jersey weekly, and a columnist for DogWatch, a canine health newsletter from Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was the voice of a twelve year old Cairn Terrier.
Having interviewed a wide range of people from well-known world figures to popular authors, with a vast assortment of local heroes in between, Slevin loves talking to people and believes everyone has a story to tell. She has written two novels and has just completed a new play about Mark Twain’s women. She made her acting debut in the major motion picture Turn the River. She is the ‘extra’ with the big white purse in Central Park.
Her newest project is the East End Fringe Festival eastendfringefest.com taking place Summer 2017 in Riverhead, NY. As Artistic Director, Slevin is seeking new works from playwrights and poets and hopes to provide two weeks of great entertainment.
She is married, has three children and one grandchild. (hallelujah!)
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