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.


Really Spicy Opera is producing A Pickle at this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival. A Pickle was written during one of Deborah's two Jerome Fellowships. The play was also recently named in Pamela Espeland's list of must-see shows for 2017's Fringe Festival.

June 17 - 26, 2016, TheatreSquared will debut Deborah Yarchun's TECTONIC MELANGE during their new play festival. More info.

Deborah Yarchun's new play TECTONIC MÉLANGE will be featured in a series of staged reading performances in the Arkansas New Play Festival, June 17-26.

Deborah Yarchun will develop her play Great White this summer at the Great Plains Theatre Conference

Playwrights participating in Theatre Unbound’s 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown on January 10 include Deborah Yarchun, Jessica Huang and Rhiana Yazzie. More info HERE