MS. DICKEY is a freelance director and playwright. In 2018 she was one of the recipients of a Rowita Award honoring women for achievement in the arts in St. Johns County.
Her recent directing credits include "For the Love of Shakespeare" at A Classic Theatre and "Intimate Apparel;" "Me and Jezebel" and "The Odd Couple" at Actors Warehouse (Gainesville). Deborah’s musical play, "Sweet Emmaline: The Musical Journey of Debbie McDade," premiered at ACT in the spring of 2016. In addition, her play "Threads of Silver and Gold: Women of the Panama Canal," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, was produced by ACT and premiered in the Republic of Panama in the summer of 2016 as a fundraiser for the Márcia L. Henry Foundation.
In 2012, her play "Cross Roads: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton S. Baskin in Unguarded Moments" was presented by ACT in its premier production at Flagler College. Her other local directing credits include "Is Life Worth Living?" and "My Friend Zelma" both for ACT.
Deborah was a member of the University of Arizona’s Theatre Studies and Directing faculty and has directed in professional and educational theatre for over 30 years. Some of her professional directing credits include "Molly Sweeney," "Steel Magnolias," and a production of David Mamet’s "A Life in the Theatre" which was invited to perform at the International Conference on American Theatre and Drama in Malaga, Spain.