Writer. Performer. Recycler.

Deb WoffindenDEBRA CASTELLANO takes the phrase “freelance writer” very seriously. She likes to sprinkle words wherever she can.

Deb has worked as a TV comedy writer in Los Angeles, and wrote and directed for the theatrical sketch comedy troupe Off-Off-Fairfax. After moving to New York, she wrote one-acts for “The A Train Plays” and “The 24 Hour Plays.” Her A Train Play, The Rehearsal, was published in 2009 by Playscripts, Inc.

In 2011, Deb took her words to the stage, writing a solo theatrical show called Swamp Girl (who needs a therapist when you have knee pads?), which she performed at the Plus One Solo Show Festival and in the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. She followed it up with The Further Adventures of Swamp Girl (in which she tries to find someone besides herself to marry) in the Midtown Festival in 2012, and the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in March 2013. The two acts were then featured as one complete show in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. Deb is also currently developing Waste Management: The Show as an ode to one of her true loves: recycling. To that end, she is also now enrolled in the evening Certificate Program of Conservation and Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University. (It’s always something with her.)

Deb’s stories have been featured at The Moth, on the literary website Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and in the humor magazine Jest. In addition, she writes essays, screenplays, advertising copy—even a children’s novel, entitled Bilford & the Mud Men (and available for the cost of xeroxing). When not writing, she is acting on the radio, singing in the monthly gathering “The Secret City,” and teaching herself the ukulele. She also throws one heck of a party.

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