Deborah VogtRepresented by: Meaghan Denomme
Deborah is a Canadian writer and dramaturg. She has worked in a variety of contexts, from festivals to large theatres to film. On screen, Deborah was commissioned to write an original pilot for UKTV through the female writers initiative with Comedy 50:50. On stage, Deborah is currently in development on a musical called THE BREATHE PROJECT. Sje also wrote Big Sister, a one-woman show about her sister’s 75lb weight loss. This show won the Cultchivating the Fringe Award and was nominated for Outstanding Original Script at the 2020 Jessie Richardson Awards. She wrote the book for the sold-out production Sylvia’s Hotel, and her musical Carry On was awarded Pick of the Fringe in 2016. Additional writing credits include Little Sausage (The Other Palace), BUSK (Upstart Theatre), and Finding FaceTime (Touchstone Theatre).
As a dramaturg, she has worked with dozens of writers, comedians, and companies. Most recently, she co-founded Chalk Musical Theatre Dramaturgy, a script consultancy specifically for new musicals and was a Bill Millerd Artist Fund recipient for comedy dramaturgy.. Past production dramaturgy credits include Dark Sisters (Vancouver Opera), Sweeney Todd (Vancouver Opera) and Saint Joan (Arts Club Theatre Company).
Deborah won an Early Career Dramaturg Travel Grant to attend the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas conference in New York in 2015. She completed a dramaturgy internship at the Arts Club Theatre Company and a scripted development mentorship at Omnifilm Entertainment. She has a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy at Goldsmiths, University of London.
She is from Vancouver, BC, a city that gave her a deep love of the ocean and unrealistic expectations about the affordability of sushi. When she isn’t writing, she’s eating cheap vegan food, drinking expensive coffee, or walking by the nearest body of water.
SELECT WRITING – SCREEN
THE F WORD (2021) – Pilot commissioned by UKTV
FINDING FACETIME: A YouTube Musical (2015) – Touchstone Theatre
SELECT WRITING – THEATRE
THE BREATHE PROJECT – Musical in development (2023)
LITTLE SAUSAGE: A Verbatim Musical (2022) – Workshop at Drayton Arms Theatre (2019); Staged reading at The Gallery Café (2019); Premiere at The Other Palace (2022)
BIG SISTER (2018) – Premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival (2018); Workshop at Old Red Lion Theatre (2019); Produced at Vancouver Cultch Theatre (2020)
FRIZZ (2019) – Staged reading at EXTRACT, Soho Theatre (2019)
CARRY ON: A New Musical (2016) – Workshop at In Tune Musical Conference (2015); Premiere at Awkward Stage Productions (2016)
THE QUIZMASTER (2015) – Produced at Brave New Play Rites (2015); Produced at About Love Festival (2015)
-TV Writer’s Assistant, Claire Wilson (2018-2019)
-Scripted Development Mentorship, Omnifilm Entertainment (2014)
-Story Editing Intern, Papery Films (2010)
-Production Assistant, Various (2009-2011)
-Masters in Dramaturgy & Writing for Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London (2018-2019)
-Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of British Columbia (2011-2015)
-Jessie Richardson Awards – Outstanding Original Script Nomination (BIG SISTER, 2020)
-Vancouver Fringe Festival – Cultchivating the Fringe (BIG SISTER, 2018)
-Vancouver Fringe Festival – Pick of the Fringe (CARRY ON, 2016)
-LMDA – Early Career Dramaturg Travel Grant (2016)
-In Tune Conference – YouTube Musical Competition (FINDING FACE TIME, 2015)
-University of British Columbia – Bill Millerd Award in Theatre (2014)
-Act NOW! National Playwriting Competition (2010)