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 Deen

DEEN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  represented by Quinn Corbin

Both award-winning playwright and performer, Deen's first full-length play, Shut-Up!, won him the Dennis Johnston Playwriting Prize and the James Baldwin Award. He self-produced his next play, Where Children Play: the Story of Tank and Horse, at the Berkshire Fringe Festival to rave audience reviews. His latest play, Draw the Circle, premiered at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia in April 2012 (after staged readings at the Public Theater, Dixon Place, Berksire Fringe, NYTW at Dartmouth, Passage Theatre, and Queens Theatre in the Park), and is scheduled for a winter production in Chicago, followed by a spring performance at Hampshire College (MA). He received his MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School/New School of Drama. His short plays have appeared at numerous off-off Broadway Theaters around NYC. His is currently working on a play about the Sikh massacres in India in 1984. Recent development opportunities include Tofte Lake emerging Writers Retreat.

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below is a list of Deen's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Barely Breathing         Butchus Homosexualis         Draw the Circle         Holiday Stucco         Mercy         Napkin         Red Ball         Saffron         Salt of the Sea         Selfish         Seven-Year Itch         Shut-Up!         Sikhandini         Where Children Play: the Story of Tank and Horse



Barely Breathing

Synopsis:
Just because they are both lesbians and of Indian extraction does not mean they have anything in common

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Genre:
Lesbian one act

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Butchus Homosexualis

Synopsis:
Gallant and Goofus show us how to be butch

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1st Produced:
WOW Café Theatre, New York    -

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Gay one act

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Draw the Circle

Synopsis:
Growing up transgendered and the effects that has on the family

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1st Produced:
InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia    Apr 2012

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Holiday Stucco

Synopsis:
Holiday Stucco will feature new one-act plays by members of the Public theater's emerging Writers Group including playwrights Nikole Beckwith, Chris Craigin Day, Deen, Sevan Kaloustian Green, aaron Wigdor Levy, Mona Mansour, Don Nguyen, Jerome Parker, Stalla Fawn Ragsdale, akin Salawu, and Pia Wilson. every winter holiday is up for grabs in this seasonal spectacular!
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1st Produced:
Kraine theater
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003    15 Dec 2011

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Horse Trade Theatre Group

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One act

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Mercy

Synopsis:
A young man gets in touch with his best friend a college and confesses he loves him

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1st Produced:
Page To Stage Festival    2009

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Napkin

Synopsis:
A truth that only a stranger can tell

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Sticky Festival of New Plays    -

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Genre:
Short play

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Red Ball

Synopsis:
Two kids wait for their mother as the World disappears

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Short play

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Saffron

Synopsis:
Two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum find their common humanity.
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part of Vital theatre Company presents its Annual festival of new works, Vital Signs.

1st Produced:
McGinn Cazale theatre    2006

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Vital Theatre Company

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Short Play One act

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Salt of the Sea

Synopsis:
Two children mourn the loss of their mother who wandered out to sea

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Short play

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Selfish

Synopsis:
Utilizing the same inventive format with new writers and new stories, this year's production boasts stories that feature: a personified Slurpee machine and a small-town girl dreaming of moving to the big city of Cincinnati, a convenience store owner and two of NYPD's finest who give advice to a love-struck loser, a sister and her run-away brother dealing with their parents' disappointment, a back room confessional Guru who yearns for his ex, a duo who host the hit reality show 'Convenience Store Makeover', a tribute to the working men, and an underage college student on a quest for his elixir of love-alcohol
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part of sixth Annual edition of Seven.11 Convenience theatre from Desipina & Co.

1st Produced:
Richmond Shepard Theatre, NY    2008

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Desipina & Co

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Genre:
11 min play

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Seven-Year Itch

Synopsis:
After being together for seven years one partner cheats. The other has an intriguing solution - sexual experimentation

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Abram Arts Center, New York    -

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Genre:
Gay one act

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Shut-Up!

Synopsis:
A woman is trying to tell her life story but her family keep getting in the way

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1st Produced:
WORD! Festival,Amhurst, Mass    2001

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Genre:
full length play

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Sikhandini

Synopsis:
A young butch lesbian is invited to a family party because of the way she looks

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1st Produced:
New School For Drama Spring Festival    2006

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Genre:
Lesbian one act

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Where Children Play: the Story of Tank and Horse

Synopsis:
Some secrets can never be told

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Berkshire Fringe Festival    -

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