Debra Leigh Scott is a writer, playwright, screenwriter, dramaturge, arts administrator, and educator. Her short story collection, Other Likely Stories, was published by Sowilo Press in June 2010.
Her novel, Piety Street, the first novel of a trilogy, is forthcoming from New Door Books. Her most recent full-length play, Purple Girl, was showcased in June 2010 in The New Light Festival of Green Light Arts, a women’s arts collaborative. Her short play, The Waiting Room: An Oocyte Prelude for Three Voices and Piano, was performed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2010.
Ms. Scott co-wrote the screenplay for Hollow, a new short film, which will be showcased by The Project Twenty1 2010 Film Festival. She is currently working on a book/documentary project called ’junct: The Trashing of Higher Ed. in America.
Ms. Scott is the Founding Director of Hidden River Arts, where she oversees literary competitions, readings, educational outreach, and the newly launched Hidden River Publishing.
As an arts and education activist, Ms. Scott has lobbied, written, and spoken on behalf of issues surrounding pay equity for university educators, homeschooling, special education and alternative learning options, as well as the importance of arts in our schools.