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About the Artist

Deborah Chava Singer (Vancouver) is a playwright and poet whose work has been performed or read on stages in Oregon, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alaska, California, and for one minute in New York.  Her poetry has appeared in Trajectory and Steam Ticket.  Recently produced plays include: Sweet Bitter in The Working Theatre Collective’s 20 Erotic Shorts: Trois (Portland, Ore.), Bonnie and Claudia’s Attempted Toaster Oven Heist in Louisiana State University’s Outworks Festival (Baton Rouge, La.) and StageQ’s Queer Shorts 5 (Madison, Wis.)  Originally from San Diego, Calif. where she studied with the Mesa College Theatre Company, she resides in Vancouver, Wash. www.latenightawake.com.

Deborah received a 2012 GAP to allow her the time away from work to focus on completing her play, Hidden Potential, or The Straight Gene, as well as offsetting the costs associated with submitting if for consideration by theatres. The play challenges the positioning of science as ultimate authority on questions of identity or the directions one’s life should take whether concerning sexual orientation. 

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