My chosen Mediums
My mission as a performer, theater director, and educator is to foster the unique voice and imagination of artists through the performing arts to support the discovery, articulation, and expression through their chosen medium.
Debora proudly directed and co-produced Apple of My Eye (Menina dos Meus Olhos), the first professionally produced play written and performed by an artist with Down syndrome, Tathiana Piancastelli. Apple of My Eye received a prestigious invitation to present at UNICEF in honor of National Down Syndrome Day and received a Brazilian International Press Award 2016 (BIPA) for Best Theatrical Production. WATCH NOW
A work in progress solo performance about the “backlash” of happiness and what it means to be one more person with a million questions in a crowded world of lonely people. * Photo by Rafael Acata
Group .BR original site specific production based on the works and life of Brazilian poet, composer and most known for being one of the creators of Bossa Nova and it’s biggest hits such as Girl From Ipanema, Vinicius de Moraes. * Photo by Sônia Braga | LEARN MORE | WATCH NOW
Saravá! is a Brazilian party for those who love to move freely and include performances and visual arts. Created by Group .BR, NY’s only Brazilian theater company, the parties are always inspired by the company’s upcoming production and serve as a fundraising. * Photo courtesy of Group .BR | LEARN MORE
Mend: Listen Now & Listen Good celebrated live and staged performances of autonomous women artists for Mother’s Day to include Robyn Charles, daughter of the late icon Ray Charles, and Laura Gomez (OITNB).
An innovative physical theater piece that marks the first time ever a play written by an artist with down syndrome is professionally produced. A romantic love, “normality”, inclusion and community through the use of movement, text and video. * Photo courtesy of Nettles Artists Collective | LEARN MORE | WATCH NOW
#PuntoInspires was a professional advancement and growth initiative in partnership with the Grace Institute and the H.O.P.E. Program produced at PUNTO Space. * Photo courtesy of Kissing Lions Public Relations
A reading of Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana directed by Ricardo Reithmuller, Artistic Director of East Third Production. The evening took place at the Sheen Center in Manhattan. * Art courtesy of East 3rd Productions
Renowned Paris-based Pantheatre offered its yearly training by artistic directors Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise in NYC. Produced by Nettles Artists Collective, PanNYC is an intensive workshop focusing on Voice Performance and Choreographic Theatre. * Photo by Melissa Faguy | LEARN MORE
An exploration of our melancholic selves – the part of us that lives with the echo of what has been lost. It goes to a place where melancholy is NOT all sadness, but rather a complex state of being, with a full range of emotions. LEARN MORE | WATCH NOW
Performed in La Pajarera (The BirdCage) at Universidad Mayor in Santiago - a colonial theatre space. With 16 participants and the musicians of Merken - basen on choreographic theatre improvisation structures and on texts chosen by the actors directed by Enrique Pardo. WATCH NOW
An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content. Discovery Channel - US 2009. | LEARN MORE | WATCH NOW
Nettles Artist Collective brought the site specific original piece The Dark Side of the Woods, an exploration of fairy tales through movement, live music, and unforgettable characters. * Photo by Andressa Furletti
Original solo piece with text and performance by Alana Rosa. A metaphor used to express the urgency and existence in life, starting from the idea of being born. Special guest: Adilson Mol (Poem "Eros e Psiquê" de Fernando Pessoa)
Directing isn’t just helping artists make their imagination a reality, I help them live it until the work lives.
From Grand Theft Auto to Calliou’s mom, to voice overs in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, I found my place and voice.
From staged readings and original immersive theatre productions to signature cultural events and educational experiences, we will always be connected through art and humanity.
"Debora is so incredibly talented. She simply brought a north into my life, in a professional and even personal sense. The way she designed my career assertively was all I needed to have the confidence and courage to take a new professional path."
"Working with Debora is like a breath of fresh air. Clear and concise, motivated with fresh ideas and solutions. She helped me put my art career on a happy path by breaking down key elements into an easy and understandable format for the layman like myself."
"Debora pointed out important aspects I should pay attention to and work on myself. She showed me different directions I could take to reach my goals. Shortly after, I booked an off-Broadway show. I’m very grateful for the advice and for having such a kind person as a mentor. "