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Tickets Are On Sale for A Series of Wildfires!  


And publicity for the show is well underway.  Click here to buy tickets, and check out this article about the show! 


Deborah Harbin Productions Presents "A Series of Wildfires"



Press for NYC Fringe and A Series of Wildfires


Check out this article about the NYC Fringe, sponsored by FRIGID New York!  

FRIGID New York to Present New York City Fringe Festival in April 2024



A Series of Wildfires at Frigid NYC Fringe

After a long hiatus, I am back on the stage -- quite literally.  On April 3rd through 14th, I will premiere my one-woman show, A Series of Wildfires, at the New York City Fringe Festival, presented by FRIGID theatre.  

In this one-woman post-religious tragicomedy, "A Series of Wildfires," a young woman navigates her awkward early years by going all "Smokey Bear" on her desires.  Raised in a rigid Christian community, Deborah learns young that the creative fire she nurtures is dangerous. Unable to extinguish it, she turns the flame inward and burns for God, seeking purification in the eyes of an exacting deity. But what will happen when the fire can no longer be contained?  Sponsored by Disrupt Theatre Company, "A Series of Wildfires" premieres as part of the New York City Fringe Festival and runs from April 3rd through 14th at UNDER St. Marks Theater, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, 10009.


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Echoes on the Peaks Haunts the Hatbox












Jean Machine (Briar Herson) and Soul Flute (Zak Tber) discuss the ghostly history of Jane Bald as they set up camp.  Photo by Tim Haggerty.

On Labor Day Weekend, an Appalachian specter will visit the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH. Echoes on the Peaks comes to the stage from Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 PM, and the Sunday matinee starts at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, and $12 for senior members.

Echoes on the Peaks spins two tales of travelers who ascend Tennessee’s Roan Mountain seeking fulfillment – but instead are forever changed by an encounter with the mountain’s resident ghost. In the first act, enthusiastic hikers Jean Machine and Soul Flute make camp on the balds.  A few weeks into their journey up the Appalachian Trail, the two seem undaunted even as storms threaten and sounds in the dark disturb their composure. But will the mountain and its haunts unearth secrets they didn’t intend to reveal?

In the second act, a historian named Adaline aims for the summit in hopes of witnessing the mountain’s famed Phantom Choir – but her plans are thwarted by an unearthly fog and a mysterious stranger.  As she tries – and fails – to push on against all obstacles, Adaline slowly begins to suspect there may be more than dark local lore behind the woman’s dire warnings.  Are the two women adversaries or allies – and what is it that ties each one to the mountain? 

Using the folklore and song of the Appalachian region, Echoes on the Peaks will usher in the fall season with mystery, drama, and a little bit of shiver up the spine.

ABOUT HATBOX THEATRE: Hatbox Theatre is a live performance arts space with a mission to create a cooperative community to develop unique, intimate experiences for both audiences and artists.


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Ruts! at the 2016 Asheville Fringe Festival

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be returning to the Asheville Fringe Festival in the coming year to present Ruts! The Oregon Trail Experience, a techno-midi mashup musical with music and lyrics by Paul Obarowski.  Ruts! will appear at the Altamont Theatre on January 21st and 23rd at 7:00pm.  For more information or to get tickets, go to the Asheville Fringe Festival's website.


Asheville Grit Sponsors Ruts! at the Fringe

Exciting news came in over the holiday!  The Fringe Festival let us know that the premiere of Ruts! at the 2016 Asheville Fringe Festival will be sponsored by Asheville Grit, a phenomenal alternative media outlet that covers arts, culture, food, and lots more.  Ali McGhee previews the Fringe Festival here (spoiler: we get a shout out), and I hope we'll have more coverage to post very soon.  Thanks, Asheville Grit!



Echoes on the Peaks at Festival51 in Pawtucket, RI

A third new production is now scheduled for this year, and I am really thrilled that in less than a month, Echoes on the Peaks will be taking the stage at Mixed Magic Theatre in Pawtucket, RI, as part of Festival51, an annual celebration of female playwrights.  My show will be on stage Saturday, August 1st, Friday, August 7th, and Saturday, August 15, always at 7:30pm.  See the full schedule and buy tickets at


Meanwhile, the St. James Tavern Festival is TODAY! and the annual production of Front Page News will be held at the Scopes Festival in Dayton, TN on July 17-26, so it's turning out to be a busy summer!


The R Word at the St. James Tavern Festival

Wow, just a little more than a month ago, I was ruminating to myself that I had no new productions on the calendar for this year - and now I have two!  My short play "The R Word" has been selected for performance in the St. James Tavern Shorts Festival in Columbus, OH, scheduled for July 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm.  Thanks to O.G. Productions for selecting me!  


Jane Bald to be Performed at EAT in NYC!

I'm very happy to announce that Jane Bald is moving on to a second production.  The Emerging Artists Theatre has selected Jane Bald to be performed as part of its New Work Series - in New York City!  Jane Bald will take the stage on Friday, May 29th at 7:00pm at the TADA! Theatre. 


Jane Bald at West Virginia University

I'm pleased to announce that my new one-act drama Jane Bald will be presented at West Virginia University on December 5th and 6th.  Directed by the talented Jaclyn Merrill, Jane Bald follows a pair of hikers through one tense and uncanny night on the Appalachian Trail's Jane Bald.  This is my second show on the campus of West Virginia University, and I'm so happy that my work will once again be showcased in my childhood hometown! 

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