Deborah Yarchun
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Deborah Yarchun is a New Jersey-born, Air Force-raised and Austin-rooted playwright; her plays are just as geographically discombobulated. Her plays have been developed at The New Harmony Project, Jewish Ensemble Theater, The Great Plains Theater Conference, Jewish Plays Project's OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theater, The Playwrights’ Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Red Eye Theater, TheatreSquared, and WordBRIDGE, and produced at Fusion Theatre, Theater Master’s National MFA Playwrights Festival, EstroGenius Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater by Young Playwrights Inc., and at theaters and universities across the United States and Canada. Deborah’s honors include two Jerome Fellowships at The Playwrights' Center, an EST/Sloan Commission, The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, the Kernodle New Play Award, University of Iowa’s Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She was the Dorit & Gerald Paul Artist in Residence at Indiana University for Spring 2016. M.F.A., University of Iowa.


Theatre Ariel is presenting five readings of Deborah Yarchun's play The Man in the Sukkah (workshopped previously at The Playwrights' Center through the Jerome Fellowship program) through their 2018/19 Salon Ariel Season between December 1st - 16th in Philly. Read about it.

World premiere of Deborah Yarchun's Bomber's Moon (developed at PWC during her 2013-2014 Jerome Fellowship) is now playing at Williams Street Rep in the Chicago area until Oct. 21st. (Chicago Tribune; WSRep; Broadway World)

Deborah is also now a member of The Civilians' 2018-19 R&D Group.

My play Great White (first developed at The Playwrights’ Center) will have a staged reading as part of Capital Stages Playwrights’ Revolution on July 26th at 7 pm (PST) in Sacramento CA.

Deborah Yurchun was a featured artist at P'tchockha, Rimon: The Jewish Arts Council's annual benefit last week. 

Swandive Theatre is reading my play The Aleph Complex on June 22nd and June 30th for their Veggie Stock Theatre outdoor playreading series.