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Singing for the Cows

Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic

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Singing for the Cows
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Dassel History Center

Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:00
Fox Hill Village

Thursday, March 30 at 7:15
Carleton-Willard Village

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00
Goodwill Theatre Inc.
Johnson City
New York

November 22, 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, 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 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 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


 Read Kay Johnson's wonderful article on the SINGING FOR THE COWS premiere.

Production Team

DEBORAH JEAN TEMPLIN (Writer/Performer) An award winning professional actress  was inducted into the Glencoe/Silver Lake Hall of Fame in 2015.

Her national touring companies include MAMMA MIA!, TITANIC, ANNIE and PASSION OF DRACULA.

Her regional credits include Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY!, Miss Hannigan in ANNIE and Florence Foster Jenkins, the self-styled opera diva in SOUVENIR.

Her New York stage credits range from the New York premiere of WE’RE STILL HOT! and the Cameron Mackintosh production of TOMFOOLERY at the Village Gate to ETERNAL LOVE, a musical adaptation of the story of Abelard and Heloise.

At the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, Ms. Templin starred as Auschwitz survivor, French chanteuse Fania Fenelon in the United Kingdom stage premiere of Arthur Miller’s PLAYING FOR TIME.

An experienced television and film actress,  Her credits include the film STEAM with the late Ruby Dee,  Penny Marshall’s AWAKENINGS and work on over 20 films shot in New York City.  She has been featured on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, MIDNIGHT CALLER, SUPERIOR COURT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN and the  television movie, MORE THAN A MURDER starring Stacey Keach as Mike Hammer.

Ms. Templin trained at Gustavus Adolphus College, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, and holds an MFA in Theatre Arts from California State University/Long Beach. She has served as a Resident Professional Theatre Associate and Visiting Professor at Cornell and Susquehanna Universities. She served as a member of the on-camera faculty at New York’s School for Film and Television.  Her one woman play UNSINKABLE WOMEN: STORIES AND SONGS FROM THE TITANIC has been seen in over 110 venue in the United States and abroad.  Deborah Jean has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists since 1977.

RON SCHWINN (Director) has been active in professional musical theatre for over half a century. He has appeared in 13 Broadway productions, 5 national touring companies, many regional theatres, film and TV. He has worked with such luminaries as George Abbott, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse, Sir John Gielgud, Gene Kelly and Arthur Penn. He now choreographs and directs. In his spare time, Mr. Schwinn is an avid naturalist, wildlife photographer, sailor and gourmet cook.

KURT SCHULZ (Production Assistant) Kurt is an actor, poet and farmer who has performed throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, most recently in Reginald Arkells’ OLD HERBACEOUS directed by Anita O’Sullivan, where he portrays a head gardener.  He can frequently be sighted roaming his pastures that produce poetry as well as grass fed beef.



UNSINKABLE WOMEN: Stories and Songs from the Titanic has toured more than 110 venues domestically and abroad.

Debut at Lincoln Center's  Bruno Walter Auditorium in the fall of 2012.  

Deborah Jean has played leading roles at America's most prestigious theatre companies.   Ms Templin was featured as Martha in Irving Berlin's White Christmas in the Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall production, in Mary Poppins as "Miss Andrew", "Queen Victoria" and  "Bird Woman" at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre. Broadway national tours include Mamma Mia!, Titanic, Baby and Annie. Ms Templin is the 2013 New Hampshire Theatre Award winner for her work as "Frau Blucher" in Mel Brooks/Thomas Meehan's Young Frankenstein. Ms. Templin was given Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work as chanteuse "Kay Goodman" in Dennis Deal's Nite Club Confidential.  The Los Angeles Arts Council awarded her the Richard Burton Award in Acting. Deborah Jean has been proud member of the perfomers unions of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association since 1977.