Deborah Jean Templin has played leading roles at America's most prestigious theatre companies.  She has appeared in over 150 stage productions and 40 New York films.  Her productions UNSINKABLE WOMEN and SINGING FOR THE COWS have been seen in over 130 venues domestically and abroad.


August 10 to September 2, 2018 

Deborah Jean is playing the role of Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley's SOUVENIR opposite Jonas Cohen as Cosme McMoon at the Penquin Repertory Theatre in Stony Point, New York (45 minutes north of NYC) from August 10 to September 2, 2018.

May 31 - July 15, 2018

Deborah Jean played the role of the Widow Snustad (Vivian) in A SECOND HELPING: A Church Basement Ladies Sequel at The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. 

April 27, 2018  

Shakespeare Birthday Sonnet Slam at the  Bandshell in Central Park as part of Willful Shakespeare.

April 24, 2018

SINGING FOR THE COWS: Homesteading a Dream had a special performance at the Pearl Studios

April 23, 2018

Deborah Jean served as Ambassador for the "Broadways Babies" Benefit  for musical programs in East Harlem, Southern India and Haiti.

January 23 , 2018

Deborah Jean did a reading of a new piece authored by Catherine Wolf in a program called Writers At Large at The Lamb's Club.  Other Manhattan based actors involved were Jill Hennessey, Joy Franz, Jack Gindi, Leila Martin, Alix Elias, Catherine Wolf, Richard Marshall, Anita Keal, Robert Blumenfeld and Louise Sorel.

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Recent VENUES played with One Person Productions


First District Association; Litchfield, Minnesota

Bethel University; St. Paul. Minnesota

Dassel History Center; Dassel, Minnesota


A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Goodwill Theatre; Johnson City, New York

Carleton-Willard Village; Bedford, Massachusetts

Fox Hill Village; Westwood, Massachusetts

Deborah Jean played the role of Eugene O'Neill's mother Ella O'Neill in JOURNEY  a new play by Herman Ferrell III opposite Tom Ligon as Eugene O'Neill's father. The reading directed by Jim Simpson at New Dramatists in New York City.
Ms Templin performing the role of Pia, the director in a workshop of the new musical NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND by Colin Pip Dixon at The Field in New York City
BITING BROADWAY, the first successful Vampire Musical with book by Richard Hochberg, Music by Gerald Steinbacch, Lyrics by Jordan Beck was presented by LexiKat Artists at the St.Regis Hotel and Pearl Studios.  A cast  including Will Blum, Robert Cuccioli, Isabel Santiago, Mary Testa, Noah Weisberg and Arnie Burton.  It was a delight to  play a television talk show host, dancing pineapple, AEA receptionist, casting director and a Liza Minnelli Impersonator!
July 5 through 23, 2016  
Deborah Jean played  Maud Dunlop in Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN directed by James Brennan at the historic Cape Playhouse during its 90th Anniversary Season in Dennis, Massachussets.  A fabulous summer in Cape Cod at Gertrude Lawrence's home base!
December of 2015,  Deborah Jean  played Martha Watson in Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS produced by Ogunquit Playhouse at the gorgeous Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the perfect setting for a New England Christmas!
"SINGING FOR THE COWS captures American life. We meet five generations of an extended farm family from the first moment they arrive in
America. We share their lives, stories, songs, recipes and the moments that tell about their life-- and American's life. It is moving, engaging and funny. Theatre not be to missed."       Carol Zwick
SINGING FOR THE COWS: Homesteading a Dream is dedicated to the memory of my mother
Verda Emma Lydia Elizabeth Graupmann Templin (May 14, 1919 - August 1, 2017)
Read Kay Johnson's wonderful article on the SINGING FOR THE COWS premiere.