DEBORAH BLUMENTHAL is making her TimeLine debut with A SHAYNA MAIDEL. She is the former Director of New Play Development for Route 66 Theatre Company, and her production dramaturgy credits include work with Raven Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Court Theatre, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Deborah is a native New Yorker, where she worked with The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, and Ars Nova. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from Columbia University and an MA degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago.