DEBBIE SWANN graduated from Kansas State University with a B.A. in Theatre and English in 2006. From there, she earned her Master's in Theatre with a Directing emphasis from Texas State University. During her studies, she trained in England at The Shakespeare Center, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Before moving to Colorado, she taught, designed and directed theatre at Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska. Some of her favorite directing credits include Rumors, A Funny Thing... Forum, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tartuffe and Godspell. Debbie began teaching at Colorado State University in 2013. She teaches the university's Shakespeare curriculum as well as Introduction to Theatre. In a partnership with CSU and Kaiser Permanente, Debbie directed The Amazing Food Detective, which toured at elementary schools around Northern Colorado. In addition, she has taught part time for Front Range Community College and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With OpenStage, Debbie has appeared in Spring Awakening (OPUS Award) and the Henry-nominated Don't Dress for Dinner. She made her directing debut with the Company with Bright Ideas and looks forward to working with OpenStage for many years to come.
Debbie's Work in OpenStage Theatre
EventRole
Steel Magnolias Director
Avenue Q Kate Monster
And Then There Were None Mrs. Rogers
Bright Ideas- Essential Season Director
Don't Dress For Dinner- Essential Season Jacqueline
Romeo And Juliet Language Consultant
Spring Awakening Adult Woman