Debra Wassum

Reads for free & accepts tips


I'm Debra. I'm a New York based Actor, Singer, and Instrumentalist.

I love helping my fellow actors. I'm an insightful reader and have a way of making people feel relaxed. Love to cold read and have Improv training from the PIT, including musical improv.

I'm Available for quick read-throughs, self-tapes, rehearsal, whatever you need. I'm here to help you shine!
If you want input, I'm happy to offer, but it's up to you.

I've worked Off-Broadway, National Tour, Regional Theatre, Short film, and Network Television.
I'm a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

I'm also a singer and can help you with acting your song. I'm also a trained opera singer and can help with diction in English, Italian, French, German, Latin, and Yiddish.

Reviews and tips always welcomed and appreciated.

To schedule in advance:

Venmo @Debra-Wassum.

Born in West Virginia, Debra pursued training in her first love, music. She received a BFA in vocal performance and studied with Jane Hobson. She always had a love for acting and sought to meld the two. While pursing a graduate degree at West Virginia University, she did just that. She was cast in a production of Twelfth Night, with guest director Robert Brewer. She was a lady in waiting and sang and acted in the production. He welcomed her to watch as many rehearsals as possible and it was a great learning experience. While performing with an early music ensemble in Boston, MA, the opportunity to live in NYC presented itself, and she took it. Upon arrival, she landed an international tour of Man Of La Mancha, playing The Housekeeper. The television bug hit when she was cast on the hit NBC show, ED, with Tom Cavanagh. She was cast as Ms. Cassell in the short film, Like Your Brother, which screened at The Cannes Film Festival. She was cast in the semi-improv web series, Method Or Madness as Joan, The Therapist.

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36 Reader Reviews

" She's a delight! "
" Great reader! So fun to work with! "
" Great reader! Patient and got the scene in great shape. Highly recommend. "
" So lovely to work with a great cold reader! Highly recommend working with her :) "
" Extraordinary, very present and giving! "
" Lovely, kind, nice energy. Thank you, Debra! "
" Star quality from A - Z. Debra is a valuable addition to We Audition. Welcome to the family! "
" Such a lovely, encouraging scene partner and human. Grateful "
" She is such a kind person, thank you Debra! So easy to work with and able to jump right in and play. "
" Debra was wonderful to work with! "
" Wonderfully kind and helpful! Thank you! "
" She's very good! and great energy! "
" Debra was great!! She picked up right away and was a super fun and positive reader. "
" Quick and Easy, able to go right in which is great when the dog's being quiet, leaf blower has stopped etc "
" Thumbs up "
" Thanks Debra. Nice job "
" Debra was awesome. I really enjoyed working with her. I will definitely work with her again! "
" Easy going! A great read, thank you, Debra! "
" Debra was such a helpful reader! Thank you Debra! great notes :) "
" Debra was extremely helpful, nice and accommodating. : Thank you! "
" Debra is a pleasure to work with. Fun reading session. Makes you feel like you are reading with a friend. "
" I could not have asked for a better partner. Supportive and with me all the way. Book her! "
" Debra is so easy to work with and a great reader. "
" So HELPFUL! She is professional and full of creative ideas. "
" Loved working with Debra! a great reader! "
" Debra is the best! Kind and easy to work with and a great actor! "
" Super wonderful human being who is so supportive and lovely. Debra is an amazing actress who has great insight! "
" Such a wonderful reader!! A great actress who will compliment your self-tape. Book her! "
" Brilliant patient KIND. Couldn’t be better!! "
" Debra is fantastic! Patient, kind, and present. "
" So supportive, book her! "
" The patience of a saint! "
" What a joy to read with her, great woman! "
" Great reader! Thank you Debra! "
" Debra was a fantastic collaborator and I would definitely use her again! "
" Such a great person. I would definitely work with her again. "

Credits Include

2019 [IMDB]
TV Series
2013 [IMDB]
Like Your Brother
2013 [IMDB]
Method or Madness
TV Series
2003 [IMDB]
TV Series