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About Deb Williams

Storyteller​, Creator, Director, Teacher, Actor, Director, Playwright, Comedian.

Deb Williams is an award-winning actor, playwright, producer, and comedienne, working across Canada and the world for the past 35 years. Deb is one of the co-creator/stars of the 5 Mom’s the Word plays, enjoyed by nearly 2 million people in 19 countries and 14 languages. Mom's the Word: Talkin' Turkey opens at the ArtsClub Theatre on Granville Island, in Oct 2022.  Deb is a co-founder and the Artistic Producer of The Flame, Vancouver’s premiere storytelling event, starting its 14th season in September. Besides MTW Deb has written Broccoli and Butterflies and  Drift Wood for TYA and co-written Wince and StayFresh Special. Her one-person show Taking Off premiered at the Belfry Theatre in 2016. She has been an Associate Artist at the Belfry theatre for the past decade.  Deb Graduated from Studio 58, is a community organizer and builder, creating art, festivals and celebration where ever she lives. She is the mother of 2 grown children.

For over a decade Deb has been a personal storytelling teacher, coach, facilitator and consultant, supporting nearly 1000 tellers of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, cultural identities, and mental and physical abilities, as they find their voice and share entertaining and meaningful stories from their fascinating lives.

 

Deb’s students are now also teaching her Flame methodology to classes from seniors to school children, in multiple languages.  

 

Deb has taught with and for the UBC Mandarin Face Drama Club, Theatre as a Second Language, Belfry Theatre, Victoria Public Library, HERE Magazine, The Ryga Festival, Surrey Civic Theatres, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Metro Vancouver, ZeeZee Theatre, Chutzpah! Festival, Canadian Immunodeficiencies Patient Organization (CIPO National), TaiwanFest, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, SFU, Studio 58, Surrey Fringe Drama Festival, Good Will Shakespeare Festival, University of Victoria MBA program and more.

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