Deborah Anderson is an actress, director, playwright and has been an advocate for theater education and the arts for the past 30 years. She is currently a professor of English at Collin College. Deborah has worked with Emmy Award winning theater and film directors: Tad Danielewski, Quinn Orr and Sarah Pia Anderson. She’s also studied under several Royal Court and National Theatre directors from London, while earning a Master’s Degree and fulfilling a teaching fellowship at the University of California, Davis. She obtained a second M.F.A. from National University, with a focus on English Literature and Writing. Deborah was honored to become a member of the Grammy Awards Recording Academy, and she is connected with a network of world class, award winning professionals in the performing arts community.
Ms. Anderson's creative ability as an actress and director aids her in writing melodies and creating musical concepts, as if each song is like acting out a scene or monologue. She qualified to compete at nationals in Humorous Interpretation with the National Forensics League, she won the Southern Utah University Shakespearean Acting Competition, (affiliated with the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival), she was an Irene Ryan Acting Award Regional Finalist and was offered 13 scholarship offers across the United States. Deborah has acted professionally on the stage and screen, including performances for the Arts and Entertainment Network, The Salt Lake Acting Company (Equity Theater), voice-overs, film and radio.
Her writings have been published in National University’s literary journal The GNU, The Daily Herald Newspaper, Frisco Style Magazine, McKinney Women Magazine and McKinney News online. She is the author of Angels in Combat Boots: Memoirs and Miracles of Faith, and a multi-media children's book, Miss Mockingbird and the Proud Peacock, available in the Apple iTunes online bookstore. Traveling around the world was an adventure for her when she served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years, honorably defending our country in the Air National Guard.
It was a privilege to be invited by Quinn Orr to join the Emmy Awards Judging Panel for Regional Short Documentary in 1993. She is an adjudicator for the University Interscholastic League of Texas statewide One Act Play competitions, and enjoys teaching. The next collaborative album with an accompanying book/e-book will be created for children, involving several noteworthy artists, pending grant funding. Also, please visit our Board of Directors page.