Deborah Blanche

Deborah Blanche

Deborah Blanche has been working in theatre, storytelling, film, radio and TV since her teens. After completing a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Oklahoma, she studied in Great Britain where a passion for “original” theatre production was ignited. Since that time Deb has become best known for the one-woman plays, Chautauqua characters and storytelling programs that she researches, writes and performs locally, nationally and internationally. She also offers workshops, coaching sessions, and lecture-demonstrations related to her performances and theatrical skills.

   "Worthwhile, entertaining, and uplifting theatre by a talented performer."

Former Director
Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC-TV

   “…touches the child in all of us—the joys and the fears. I laughed. I cried. I called home that night.”

Arts Reviewer
KGGM-TV, Albuquerque, New Mexico

When at home in New Mexico, Deb has done roles with other theatre companies as well as in film and TV. She has been a resident artist for the New Mexico Arts Division, a Chautauqua performer for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and an independent radio producer through KUNM-FM, Albuquerque. In recent years Deb has designed and implemented several innovative projects utilizing drama as a tool for personal transformation and interpersonal understanding. Her work has been funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, New Mexico Women's Foundation and National Public Radio.

   "…a state treasure."

Professional Staff Member
New Mexico Art Division

In 1988 Deb received the YWCA's Woman on the Move Award for her contribution to the arts. Numerous articles featuring her have been written over the years. The most recent was published in the September, 2003, issue of Women You Want to Know magazine. She makes her home in San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA.

   "… a world class artist, a born teacher, and a superior human being."

Theatre Director and Professor
University of New Mexico

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