Three decades ago, Deborah Mayo was a performing guest artist in the Stony Brook Summer Playhouse; shortly thereafter she was invited to be an Acting instructor at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook and she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts. She has taught all levels of Acting, Voice, Improvisation, Public Speaking and Auditioning For Careers. She has directed eleven main stage productions (classic and contemporary pieces alike) and over ten original productions of Performance Workshop (the department’s educational outreach program).
Professionally, Deborah recently appeared on Broadway in the (Tony nominated) Dinner at Eight, off Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club, regionally at American Stage (St. Petersburg) and locally at Asylum Theatre Company (of which she’s a founding member). Previous acting work has taken her to theatres all over the country including: Yale Rep, Playwrights Horizons, The Folger, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Stage Company, Walnut Street Theatre and the Williamstown Festival Theatre. An M.F.A. graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Deborah is a working voice-over artist and the first Artistic Director of Acting Up! (a youth theatre in Brookhaven). She’s a member of Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors’ Guild.