Deb Kelley

Deb Kelley

The WriteOne Creative Services / Life Amplified Variety Showcases

Actor, author and illustrator in Tampa, Florida

About Deb

Nominated for 2016 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay - Best Local Playwright and Best Local Newspaper Reporter, Deb Kelley is a multitasking entrepreneur: a creative writer, journalist, twice published author and a playwright, director and producer, and actress whose work has appeared in a variety of venues. A freelance reporter for Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles Magazine, Creative Loafing, and Broadway World, past reporter for Tampa Tribune and AOL Patch, Carrollwood and Westchase, the scriptwriter for The Actor's Clinic TV show, a contributing writer to Gulfport Magazine, Positive Impact Magazine, WOW Magazine, Winners Within Us and Local Shops1 Magazine and a freelance biographer, Deb specializes in bringing heart to any story. She published her children’s early reader, The Alien and Me where Young Readers can follow the adventures of a little girl and her alien friend and learn that accepting differences often leads to life-long friendships. Earlier in 2009, she published her first book of short stories about all stages of relationships, Damaged Goods: Narrative Unending from Inside My Heart and Mind. Deb’s first play “If Life Was Like a B Movie” was seen on stage during Black Coffee staged readings at Carrollwood Players Theatre in 2013, her second "A Conversation By the Gate" was performed in 2014. Her One Act "Cradle Robber" was selected for live production for Carrollwood Players Theater 2014 One Act Weekend and her play was her directorial debut. She has directed her play selected for competition in Tampa Bay Theatre Festival for the three years it has been a festival. She is also the owner of The WriteOne Creative Services, an award-winning independent copywriting, web design and graphic design company. Deb offers her customers a variety of affordable creative solutions as a one-stop shop for every type of creative need. She is also on the Board of Directors and is the Publicity Chair for Carrollwood Players Theatre. Last but not least, she produces Life Amplified showcases that highlight local talent in Tampa Bay while benefiting a worthy charity. Her volunteer work for the last five years with Life Amplified has been recognized as both FOX 13’s Hometown Hero in May 2014 and Bay News 9 Every Day Hero in February 2016.


Name: Deb Kelley

Lives in: Tampa, Florida

Company: The WriteOne Creative Services / Life Amplified Variety Showcases

Occupation: Actor, Author, Illustrator, Playwright, Producer, Director, Graphic Designer and Photographer (Still)

Unique traits: reporter, songwriter, playwright, actor, author, illustrator, producer, director, editor, poet

Credits

  • Bunny and the Bumblers

    Bunny and the Bumblers (2017)
    Theater by Tarpon Arts One Act Festival Playwright / Director

  • The Vagina Monologues

    The Vagina Monologues (2017)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Theatre Actress Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry, The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them – and the audience witnessing them.

  • The Laramie Project

    The Laramie Project (2017)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Theatre Actress The Laramie Project is a critical play that addresses the brutal murder of openly gay Matthew Shepard in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming, an incident that sparked national debate back in 1998. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming. The play draws on hundreds of interviews with inhabitants of the town, journal entries, and published news reports.

  • TTYL

    TTYL (2016)
    Theater by Tampa Bay Theatre Festival - One Act Competition Playwright / Director

  • The Appetizer Conundrum

    The Appetizer Conundrum (2015)
    Theater by Tampa Bay Theatre Festival - One Act Competition Playwright / Director

  • Don't Drink the Water

    Don't Drink the Water (2015)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Actress In an unnamed European country behind the Iron Curtain, the American Ambassador must leave the Embassy for business. In his absence he places his incompetent son Axel Magee in charge. Almost immediately the Embassy is thrust into a crisis as the Hollanders, an American family of tourists, come rushing in on the run from the Communist police. Walter Hollander, the father, had accidentally snuck into a high security area and taken pictures, causing the communists to believe that the family are spies. Axel digs the hole deeper and the embassy is surrounded, leaving the Hollanders trapped.

  • Cradle Robber

    Cradle Robber (2014)
    Theater by Tampa Bay Theatre Festival - One Act Competition Playwright / Director

  • A Conversation by the Gate - Staged Reading

    A Conversation by the Gate - Staged Reading (2014)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Playwright

  • Cradle Robber - One Acts

    Cradle Robber - One Acts (2014)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Playwright / Director

  • 8 Strangers on a Bus - Staged Reading

    8 Strangers on a Bus - Staged Reading (2014)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Playwright/Director

  • Momologues - Staged Reading

    Momologues - Staged Reading (2014)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Actress

  • It's A Wonderful Life

    It's A Wonderful Life (2013)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Mrs. Hatch

  • If Life Was Like a 'B' Movie - Staged Reading

    If Life Was Like a 'B' Movie - Staged Reading (2013)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Playwright

  • Zombies! A Musical - Staged Reading

    Zombies! A Musical - Staged Reading (2013)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players (Musical) Singing Zombie Comedy musical about zombies.

  • The Last Muffin - One Acts

    The Last Muffin - One Acts (2012)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Diedre

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol (2012)
    Theater by Carrollwood Players Mrs. Hawkins

Awards

  • Bay News 9's Every Day Hero
    (2016)

  • FOX 13’s Hometown Hero
    (2014)

Education

  • The University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
    (2002-2004)

Desert Island Movies

Deb's Profile Statistics

  • Since: May 2013
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
  • Invites sent: 55

Deb's Résumé / CV

Deb's network

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