WOMEN IN HISTORY - ACTRESS PROFILE - DEBRA ROSE
Debra Rose is an accomplished singer, actress, speaker and writer. Joining Women in History in early 2023, she loves the concept of combining her passion for history, research, writing and acting to bring characters to life in a way that makes them accessible to everyone. In this era of “information overload,” she believes presenting women’s stories in a live, intimate setting can be more valuable and thought-provoking for the audience, than hours spent googling. She is drawn to characters who dared to pave their own way and use their God-given talents and abilities to leave a legacy of excellence, despite gender or race restrictions.
Miss Rose holds bachelor’s degrees in both Music Performance, and Multimedia and Visual Communication. She has toured with various bands, spent several seasons singing with Cleveland Opera Chorus, and portrayed many non-traditionally Black roles including Mother Abbess in “The Sound of Music” and Miss Hannigan in “Annie” in community theater productions. She is a costume designer, poet and has published several volumes of coloring books. She currently resides in Oberlin, Ohio and has a cottage baking business specializing in cookies and cakes and teaches cookie decorating.
Figures Portrayed By Debra Rose