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Debra Wiess

Debra Wiess Debra Wiess, playwright and screenwriter, has been writing full-time since moving to Boston with her husband in 2000. She writes in English as well as French and has developed a number of projects of various lengths and subjects for both theatre and cinema, independently and also in collaboration. Her work has been presented throughout the United States. Last November, her 25 -minute three-act Theatre of the Absurd play Le Salon/The Living Room, which she wrote in French and then translated into English, was presented in both languages as part of an event co-sponsored by the French Library and Boston University Woman´s Council at Fisk House to celebrate Samuel Beckett´s 100th anniversary. Her play One More to Go was first performed last summer in Heartland Theatre´s 2006 Ten-Minute New Play Festival (Normal, Illinois), the festival for which it was written. It was subsequently a finalist in New Jersey Repertory´s Theatre Brut 7 Deadly Sins Festival in fall 2006 and performed in ACME Theatre´s New Works Festival (Maynard, Massachusetts) in January 2007. This winter, five of her 10- to 12-minute plays will be performed in four festivals in Massachusetts, Vermont and Wisconsin. She has recently completed a 20-minute one-act play about ancient Egypt for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In addition to writing, she also directs and has been involved in film and theatre productions in Boston and New York City in a variety of capacities. Weiss is very active in the local film and theatre communities, as well as several Boston cultural organizations.