THE VELVET WEAPON is the winner of the 2013 Trustus Playwright’s Festival

Deborah’s backstage farce about democracy, THE VELVET WEAPON, is the winner of the Trustus Theatre’s 2013 national playwriting competition. Over 400 plays were submitted to the contest; Trustus Theatre will do a staged reading on August 10, 2013 and a full production in August of 2014. THE VELVET WEAPON is inspired by the Velvet Revolution of Czechoslovakia. Deborah traveled to the Czech and Slovak Republics with a grant from CEC Arts Link to conduct interviews with 43 ringleaders of the Velvet Revolution with her then-collaborator Pavel Dobrusky. The play was written with a playwriting fellowship from the NJ Council on the Arts.