Currently adjust professor at USC's School of Dramatic Arts in Physical Theatre.

Check Grand Guignolers' website for upcoming workshops or Event Calendar - Melodrama Workouts and Grand Guignol. I am available for private coaching and to come to your institution.

  • Melodrama (heightened physical and emotional expression)
  • physical comedy, eccentric character, clown
  • Grand Guignol (performance/history/technique) 
  • Commedia dell'Arte
  • movement for theatre

PR / AED certified 


"I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how exceptionally grateful I am to you for letting me be a part of this AMAZING workshop! I cannot tell you how much it means to me right now to be a part of something so alive and fascinating." 

"The class last week was awesome. It's amazing how you're always coming up with new and imaginative exercises and everyone is best friends at the end. Good times." 

"I wanted to say thank you thank you thank you for last night’s workshop.  I had a fantastic time. It has been years since I took a class like this one, and now I am beating myself up for not finding something sooner. My muscles ache, but my mind is racing." 

"I am so excited to be working in this capacity and with you. Your enthusiasm is contagious and you are so good at creating a safe environment in which to fail (in order to succeed that is). You nurture and challenge and that is often a rare thing to find in those whose teach/guide us." 

"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop last night. It was great to do that kind of full-body, physical acting. The other folks were fun to work with and you’re obviously a talented and inspiring teacher." 

“Deb is a little miracle: she is energized, patient, giving, and absolutely in command.”