is a director for live performance. She has directed opera, theater, concerts, puppetry, and site-specific happenings in Los Angeles and New York with organizations including REDCAT, La Jolla Playhouse/Chalk Rep, Highways Performance Space, Company of Angels, Machine Project/The Music Center, Watts Village Theater Company, Dixon Place, New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre and chashama. Deena was a recipient of the 2006 Baryshnikov Art Center Multi-Disciplinary Artist Fellowship, the 2009/2010 NYTW Emerging Artist Directing Fellowship, and was a participant in the 2013 Walt Disney Imagineering/CalArts Educational Initiative. She is a member of Theatre Communications Group’s SPARK Leadership Cohort, funded by American Express, The Joyce Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In 2015 she was recognized nationally by American Theatre Magazine
as a “Person to Watch.” MFA: CalArts, BFA: NYU.
Michael Golamco’s plays (Build, Year Zero, Cowboy Versus Samurai) have been produced at NYC’s Second Stage Theatre, the Geffen Playhouse, Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie, LA’s Colony Theater and many others both nationally and internationally. He has received playwriting commissions from Second Stage, South Coast Repertory and the Geffen, and is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. As a screenwriter, Michael has sold pilots to NBC, WB Television and ABC Family; he currently writes for NBC’s “Grimm.” His latest feature film is Please Stand By—from the producers of Juno and Up in the Air, starring Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette and Alice Eve.
Jessica Jade Andres, Parvesh Cheena, Julia Cho, Arjun Gupta, Dian Kobayashi