I am honored to win the 2024 Harold Oaks Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences!

The Harold Oaks Award for Sustained Excellence in TYA honors the achievements of individual leaders and companies that have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of TYA. The awards will be presented in a joint awards ceremony with the Childrens Theatre Foundation of America on March 15th, 2024 as part of the 2024 […]

A World Premiere “The Velveteen Rabbit” opens at Palo Alto Children’s Theatre

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of “The Velveteen Rabbit” at PACT! With book and lyrics by Adam Tobin and directed by Marieke Gaboury, this new piece based on the classic holiday story by Margery Williams was created to highlight a large youth cast . If you are in the Bay Area, enjoy some holiday […]

“Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed” now streaming on the Mo Willems Youtube Channel

If you missed it on HBO Max, the animated musical special “NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: The Underground Rock Experience” is now available for streaming on the Mo Willems Workshop YouTube channel! No subscription necessary. https://bit.ly/3MQsyKK

“Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience” now streaming on HBOmax!

Rock your socks on HBOmax and Cartoonito: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience. So proud of this silly yet rockin’ story of individuality! https://youtu.be/BOxZhXzjROQ

“Dramatic Moments” released by Music Theatre International

Excited to be a part of Music Theatre International’s new educational initiative “Dramatic Moments” – where performers can dig deep into individual songs from musicals, with behind the scenes insights from the creators! Featuring songs from “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”, “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed”, “Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A […]

“Unmuted” premieres online!

UNMUTED, part of First Stage Milwaukee’s new Amplify BIPOC Virtual Short Plays Series, is a lively new musical by First Stage Playwright in Residence Alvaro Saar Rios, with Music and Lyrics by composer Deborah Wicks La Puma and directed by Anna Skidis Vargas, Producing Artistic Director for Theatre Nuevo in St. Louis. This Amplify production […]

DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS original cast recording released!

Enjoy 30 minutes of funky silliness with the original cast from the Kennedy Center Premiere! Available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music.

SHE PERSISTED: The Musical wins Off-Broadway award for Best family Musical!

Thank you to the Off Broadway Theatre Alliance and congrats to the whole team at the Atlantic Theater!

WE ARE IN A PLAY Jr debuts at JTF

Congrats to Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine, Texas, on your New Works Showcase performance of “Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play’ Jr” at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta. What a joy for Mo and I to introduce you and watch you shine! Congrats to Marty Johnson, Tim McDonald, and the whole iTheatrics […]

The most produced TYA Artist for a second year in a row!

In the season preview article by TYA/USA, the National Organization for practitioners of Theatre for Young Audiences, I am listed as the most produced TYA artists of the 19-20 Season!  It really helps when you work with amazing playwrights like Karen Zacarias and Mo Willems… “For the second year in a row, Deborah Wicks La Puma is […]

Vocal Work Out! CD

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