Debra has performed in regional theatres and cabaret clubs across the country, most frequently in Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, and South Florida.
While much of work recently has been in San Diego's robust theatre scene, her origins are in Chicagoland where Debra studied acting at the nationally-acclaimed Piven Theatre Workshop with such talents as John Cusack, Joan Cusack, and Jeremy Piven. Her vocal training began at the Northwestern University vocal department while still attending high school. She declined an opera scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory in order to study musical theatre at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM.)
As a speaker, Debra has appeared on a wide array of podcasts supporting her acclaimed book and has taught numerous actor seminars on how to better navigate the waters of a successful career. In these interactive and engaging workshops Debra offers a positive, practical, playful and holistic approach to the art of "living your best life." Through her workshops, Debra hopes her experiences and tips will help entrepreneurs, professionals and individual alike.
Debra's book, The Resilient Actor, pulls from her decades of experience as an actor, talent manager and lifestyle coach. Debra Wanger fills this must-read survival guide for the acting professionalwith a positive, practical, playful narrative. It's a holistic approach to the art and the business of acting that marries mind, body, spirit and craft.
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An interactive and engaging workshop aimed at helping entrepreneurs, professionals, and individuals of all levels achieve success and lead a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Pulling from decades of experience as an actor, talent manager and lifestyle coach, Debra offers a positive, practical, playful and holistic approach to the art.
Acting can be a crazy profession, full of uncertainty, insecurity and unpredictability. While there are many books about technique, little has been written about how to pursue the dream without compromising your health and sanity.
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