I am so lucky to have a life in the arts! After a career singing jingles, background vocals for recording artists, and performing in clubs, I found my passion as a writer. With roots in TV comedy, I moved to stage and screenwriting. I hear dialogue as music - each character has a melody. They speak and I take dictation. In these pages, I share highlights of my multi-faceted career. These projects touched me - as I hope they will you. Whether writing, performing or directing, I continue exploring the power of art - and how it teaches us more about ourselves. Watch for my new book Finding Your Creative Voice - A Guide to Authenticity and The Art of Self Expression.
Starring - ED ASNER (Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, Elf & Up)
& JEAN SMART (Designing Women, 24 & Fargo)
Written and directed by Deborah Pearl
Ed Randall, an 85 year old college professor hires a hooker for a last hurrah and funny happens!
BEST COMEDY SHORT FESTIVAL WINNER!
The first short film I wrote "Waiting For Yvette" stars Wendie Malick, Stephen Tobolowsky, Patrick Kerr and Phillip Anthony-Rodriguez . Directed by Justin Ross. It aired on Logo Network and won an audience award at the Palm Springs Short Film Fest. Now streaming ONLINE.
The second short I wrote, "In Confidence" directed by Mitch Levine, stars Beege Barkette, and was at the
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015 Short Film Corner!
I've had a long career as a singer, starting with singing telegrams for $5 a song to singing for the likes of Barbara Streisand and Steven Speilberg. From session work to my own cds, I love performing. Like all art, it's a timeless, universal communication - a magical way to lift spirits and change the energy in a room.
DESIGNING WOMEN defined the beginning of my TV career. Linda Bloodworth- Thomason's brilliant show taught me the power of women in comedy to laugh at human weakness while standing for social justice.
I did it backwards. I was working in television and stayed late at the studio to write plays. While TV comedy writing is a team effort, playwriting is a deeply personal one. It allowed me to understand the dysfunction of my childhood through a series of plays that explore the human underbelly of everything from family to sex.
I love writing for different media. Plays, screenplays, musicals, TV sit coms, each has its own unique form and challenges. The story is always the thing. The puzzle to solve - how to best tell it? Check out TELEVISION and THEATER pages.
My first time directing film is "Getting Ed Laid." Having directed my own plays, this was the first time I did this even more collaborative creative effort. I call film making the marriage of challenge and compromise. I loved it. Check out - GETTING ED LAID PAGE
I started out as an actress and soon became a singer, leading to the Pearl Album on London Records with my sister, Leslie. I went on to do musicals. In At the Bistro Garden I wrote the book and also performed in. I wrote and performed my critically acclaimed one woman show -"Chick Singers." Check out THEATER page.
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