Day 36 – Deborah Bertling

Jim Sirianni interview with Deborah

Learn more about Deborah through the links below:

Earthquake Country (film) | RESCUED (film) | Extreming! (podcast)

Youtube | Fan page | Clip from Next to Normal | LinkedIn | Facebook

Deborah Bertling has performed on stages throughout Central California in operas, plays, concerts and staged readings. She has also appeared in commercials and has done voice over work for film and TV ads. Highlights include Magic Flute, Madama Butterfly, Italian Girl in Algiers, Hansel & Gretel, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi and La Traviata. Her musical theater credits include Next To Normal (Indie Award), A Little Night Music, Amelie, Carrie, The Musical, Spring Awakening, The Wild Party, Oliver!, What Rhymes With America and Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, to name a few. Her film credits include Earthquake Country (currently in post-production), RESCUED (currently making the Film Festival rounds in North America and Europe) and Salsipuedes Street. She has had the pleasure of sharing personal stories through Speaking Of Stories’ annual writer’s programming for the past few years. She recently recorded a podcast series by Lee Troxler entitled EXTREMING! voicing an AI-driven android. Next she will co-star in a web series called Mom Life, written by local actors: Janelle Bottlesen Odair and Diane Fredrickson Mackenzie. 

Deborah is President of Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to assisting young musicians in Santa Barbara County. She is also Vice President of the CAMA Board of Directors, President of the CAMA Women’s Board, and currently chair of CAMA’s Centennial Celebration Committee. Deborah is passionate about music education and volunteers as a CAMA Music Matters Docent in area schools.

For more about the artist, please visit

Upcoming events and projects:
– Web series called #MOMLIFE (produced by Janelle Bottlestein and Dianne Frederickson).
– Broadway Cruise on Condor Express Sat. July 18.
– Comedy podcast produced by Carol Metcalf .


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