Debra Mims

Debra Mims

Art Form(s)
Storytelling, Theatre
Artist Credentials
MSAC Teaching Artist Roster
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

Pronouns: she/her

Debra Mims has been an actress for over thirty years and was an arts producer at PBS for fourteen years. With additional training in dance, she received a BFA in Theatre Performance from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. She has performed at the Georgetown Theatre Company, the Children’s Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Detroit-Windsor Dance Company. Debra is the 2010 Individual Artist Award winner for solo performance from Maryland State Arts Council. She also won this award previously in 2004 and 2008.


"Debra is such a powerful storyteller. Her beautiful voice and her interaction with the audience was superb! One of the parents attending the show said they would enjoy listening to her read from the phone book. Debra Mims is so expressive. You can tell she loves storytelling and children!"

Worchester Preparatory School

"She was very enthusiastic and got the children involved in her storytelling."

Krista, Harford Hills Elementary