DEBORAH STEIN is a playwright, director, and producer originally from New York. As Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects, she has written and co-directed CHIMERA (created in residence at HERE, where it premiered in the 2012 Under the Radar Festival; subsequently nominated for a Drama Desk Award) and THE WHOLEHEARTED (workshopped by ArtsEmerson in April 2014; upcoming at the Kelly Strayhorn in Pittsburgh). SHP has workshopped new works at Philadelphia FringeArts, Kelly Strayhorn, Playwrights’ Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, and at Perry-Mansfield. Deborah’s other plays include HEIST! (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival commission) GOD SAVE GERTRUDE (Workhaus Collective, Theatre @ Boston Court), WALLFLOWER (Stages Repertory Theatre), and BONE PORTRAITS (Stillpoint Productions). Deborah has created collaborative original work with artists such as Joseph Chaikin, Dominique Serrand, Lear deBessonet, and most frequently the Pig Iron Theatre Company, with whom she collaborated since 2000 on six original works, for which she received three Barrymore Award nominations. Her work has been developed nationally at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie, Seattle Rep, the Women’s Project, and the Wilma Theatre, among others; and internationally in Poland, Ireland, Edinburgh (the Traverse) and Prague. Her writing has been published in Theatre Forum, Play: A Journal of Plays, and The Best American Poetry of 1996. Deborah has taught writing and theatrical collaboration at Yale School of Drama, NYU/Tisch, Princeton, Northeastern, St. Olaf, Parsons and received her MFA from Brown University, where she studied with Paula Vogel. She has received the NYSCA, the Bush Artist Fellowship, two Jerome Fellowships and a McKnight Advancement Grant at the Playwrights’ Center, and is a proud alumna of New Dramatists. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of California – San Diego.