Debra Katz Weber decided early on to pursue a life in this business we call “show”. Though she worked in all aspects of theater production and performance at Brandeis University, she felt inexplicably drawn to the costume shop. After seeing Joe Papp’s Shakespeare-in-the-Park, she stalked wardrobe supervisor Elonzo Dann for a year until he relented and hired her as a dresser the following summer. He hired her again, right after her college graduation, to dress Constance Towers in the first revival of “The King and I” on Broadway. After a year of hounding Local 764, she was sworn in as a member in 1977 by business representative Fredda Briant, who promised she would never find work. It’s been 38 years of continuous employment ever since, in the venues of Broadway, television and film. Debra is proud to have seen our Local grow and become more widely respected over those years.