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Deborah Stein

Deborah Stein is a playwright and teacher based in New York. With creative partner Suli Holum, she is co-artistic director of Stein | Holum Projects (SHP), a collaborative laboratory for creating new theatre works. Their first piece, Chimera, was created in residence at HERE where it premiered as part of the 2012 Under the Radar Festival. Deborah currently teaches writing and collaboration at the Yale School of Drama and NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and received her MFA from Brown University. She has received the NYSCA, the Bush Artist Fellowship, and two Jerome Fellowships and a McKnight Advancement Grant at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.

Female Boxers and Alternative Redemption
Essay

Female Boxers and Alternative Redemption

16 April 2014

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum share their inspirations behind creating The Wholehearted.

Friday Phone Call # 55
Podcast

Friday Phone Call # 55

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum

4 April 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Deborah Stein and Suli Holum. 

On Teaching as Creative Practice
Essay

On Teaching as Creative Practice

5 June 2013

Deborah Stein talks teaching as a creative process and shares a self-created exercise purposed to inspire collaboration among her students. 

What I Mean When I Talk About Collaboration
Essay

What I Mean When I Talk About Collaboration

14 August 2011

Deborah Stein breaks down her experience in collaborative theatre settings to its specific characteristics, revealing the agony and ecstasy of creating in an ensemble.