deborah murad

Sandy Asher


DEBORAH MURAD, ESQ. is an entertainment attorney serving as the Director of Business Affairs at the Dramatists Guild.  In that capacity, she provides business advice to Guild members, reviews theatrical contracts, and educates Guild members on industry standards and key legal principles.   Deborah’s research and focus is in the areas of contests/festivals guidelines, devised theater, and composer/librettist agreements in opera.  She was the force behind the Guild’s recently released Best Practices for Festivals and Contests as well the Guild’s devised theater contracts templates and Resource Manual.  She has served as a panelist and keynote speaker internationally at conferences and other events. 

In addition to her work at the Guild, Deborah is the Associate Executive Director of the Dramatists Guild Copyright Management (

Prior to joining the Dramatists Guild, Deborah prepared estate documents with Volunteers of Legal Services, trained as a mediator with Safe Horizons, and was the Executive Director for the JCC Maccabi Arts Fest in Monmouth, NJ. When not working, Deborah enjoys performing and running her own New Jersey-based theater company.