Theatre Department

Deborah Anderson

Professor of Performance Studies


Deborah Anderson is a professor of theatre at Middle Tennessee State University where she most recently directed Titus Andronicus and Angels in America. In March 2013 she had her first NYC production of her play, Edible Feet. This was a very happy event because it was with the newly created SlapDab Theatre Company's Tennessee Project created by former students. Deborah has directed over 80 productions at Middle Tennessee, from Mother Courage to RENT but is most proud of the production of a student written and created stomp, Rhythm in You, and a student written musical, Underwear the Space Musical. Deborah was Chair of Region IV, KCACTF in 1994-97 and Playwriting Chair of Region IV in 2006-2009. The most fun she had with KCACTF was when she was on the National Selection Team in 1998. Just recently Deborah directed Lone Star in New York at the SlabDab Theatre Project. She received her MFA in Performance (Acting and Directing) at the University of Florida. The production of her children, Lucas, Suzy, and Ian has always been her finest work!


Box 43, BDA 104
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Voice: (615) 898-2276
Fax: (615) 898-5826

Courses Taught:

  • THEA 3700 - Fundamentals of Play Directing
  • THEA 3910 - Practicum in Summer Theatre
  • THEA 4700 - Advanced Play Directing
  • THEA 4820 - Playwriting
  • THEA 4830 - Advanced Playwriting
  • THEA 4990 - Directed Studies in Directing and Playwriting