Playwright and Librettist
Deborah Brevoort is the award-winning author of numerous plays, musicals and operas. She is best known for her play The Women of Lockerbie,which is produced all over the world. Other plays include: My Lord, What a Night, Blue Moon Over Memphis, a Noh Drama about Elvis, The Poetry of Pizza, The Blue-Sky Boys, The Comfort Team, The Velvet Weapon, Into the Fire, and Signs of Life. Her musical works include Crossing Over, an Amish hip hop musical with Stephanie Salzman; King Island Christmas with composer David Friedman; Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing with Scott Richards. She is currently writing Loving, a musical about the Loving vs. Virginia story with composer Diedre Murray and Murasaki's Moon, an opera about Lady Murasaki and The Tale of Genji for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and On-site Opera in NYC with composer Michi Wiancko. Her plays are published by Applause Books, Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service and No Passport Press. She teaches at Goddard College, Columbia University and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. She serves a mentor to the NBO Musical Theatre workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.