Coming soon to

Litchfield, Minnesota

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

SINGING FOR THE COWS: Homesteading a Dream

special performance designed for farmer's wives

of the annual meeting of the First District Association (FDA)

cooperative of dairy farmers

Earlier this year

UNSINKABLE WOMEN: Stories and Songs from the Titanic

October 14, 2017, A Center for the Arts,  Fergus Falls Minnesota

SINGING FOR THE COWS: Homesteading a Dream

Friday, July 28, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

UNSINKABLE WOMEN: Stories and Songs from the Titanic

Friday and Saturday April 21 & 22, Goodwill Theatre Inc. Johnson City, NY

Thursday, March 30, Careton-Willard Village, Bedford, MA

Sunday, March 26, Fox Hill Village, Westwood, MA

SINGING FOR THE COWS: Homesteading a Dream

Saturday, March 11,  Dassel History Center, Dassel, MN

Recent work
November 22, 2016 Deborah Jean played the role of Eugene O'Neill's mother Ella O'Neill in JOURNEY  a new play by Herman Ferrell III directed by Jim Simpson at New Dramatists in New York City.
October 19, 2016 Ms Templin performing the role of Pia the director in a workshop  of the new musical NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND by Colin Pip Diixon at The Field in New York City
October 6 & 7, 2016 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 of nine including Robert Cuccioli and Mary Testa.  It was a delight to  playi
a television talk show host, dancing pineapple, AEA receptionist, casting director and a Liza Minnelli Impersonator!
July 5 through 23, 2016  Deborah Jean  played the role Maud Dunlap in Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the historic Cape Playhouse during its 90th Anniversary Season in Dennis, Massachussets.
December, 2015  Deborah Jean  recently played Martha Watson in Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall 
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 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.



Deborah Jean Templin has played leading roles at America’s most prestigious theatre companies.  Born and raised on her family’s Minnesota dairy farm, her first performing work was as part of the 4-H Share the Fun Program. Ms Templin has recently been featured in Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins as "Miss Andrew", "Queen Victoria" and ”Bird Woman".  Her national tours include Mamma Mia!, Titanic, Baby, Annie and The Passion of Dracula.  Ms Templin is the New Hampshire Theatre Award winner for her work as "Frau Blucher" in Brook/Meehan's Young Frankenstein, Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work as chanteuse "Kay Goodman" in Dennis Deal's Nite Club Confidential as well as The Los Angeles Arts Council ‘s Richard Burton Award in Acting. Deborah Jean has been proud member of the performers unions of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association since 1977.  She has appeared in over 150 stage productions and 40 New York films.  Recent television work includes Gotham, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and ABC’s What Would You Do? She has written ten one person shows. Her play Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic played over 120 venues domestically and abroad.  She was inducted into the Glencoe Minnesota Hall of Fame in 2015.