Deborah Yarchun
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY
Biography

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.

Successes

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.

Affiliated writer Deborah Yarchun's play BOMBER'S MOON will have it's World Premiere as part of Williams Street Rep's 2018-2019 season. https://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Williams-Street-Repertory

Deborah Yarchun's play "Great White" will have a staged reading on May 6th hosted by the Henley Rose Playwright Competition and Yellow Rose Productions at The Birdhouse in Knoxville, TN.