Deidra LaWan Starnes


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Deidra LaWan Starnes
Member AEA, AFTRA-SAG 202.429.4785


for colored girls...*^ Lady in Gold New Federal Theatre/Dir. N Shange

Theater (Partial List)

The Gospel of Lovingkindness Mary Mosaic Theatre/Dir. J Nelson
The Good Counselor Rita 1st Stage/Dir. A Levy
Julius Caesar Calphurnia Folger Theatre/Dir. R Richmond
12 Days of Christmas Shirley Partridge Adventure Theatre/Dir. M Dove
Gee's Bend Nella Metro Stage/Dir. T Jones
Much Ado About Nothing Ursula Shakespeare Theatre/ Dir. J Lord
Invisible Man Mary, Ensemble Huntington Theater/Dir. C McElroen
Invisible Man*** Mary, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Dir. C McElroen
Blood Wedding Mother Constellation Theatre/Dir. S Serotsky
Charlotte's Web^**** Charlotte^ Adventure Theatre/Dir. S Seiden
24,7, 365 Johnnie Theatre of the First Amendment/Dir. J Rockwell
Passing Strange Mother Studio Theater 2nd Stage/Dir. KA Baker & V Murray
In Darfur Jan Theatre J/Dir. D Goldman
In the Red and Brown Water Aunt Elegua Studio Theatre/Dir. S Seiden
Gem of the Ocean Black Mary St. Louis Black Rep & A. Wilson Center/Dir. A Frye
Radio Golf Mame Studio Theatre/Dir R. Himes
Lysistrata Lysistrata Georgetown & Synetic Theatre/Dir. D Goldman
Stuff Happens Condoleezza Rice Olney Theatre Center/Dir. J Skidmore
Intimate Apparel*** Esther* African Continuum Theatre/Dir. J Nelson
Doubt Mrs. Muller** Olney Theatre Center/Dir. J Going
King Lear Regan Folger Theatre/Dir. A Pressier
A Raisin in the Sun Ruth** African Continuum Theatre/Dir. J Nelson
The Gingham Dog Gloria African Continuum Theatre/Dir. J Skidmore
The Violet Hour Jessie + Rep Stage/Dir. K Campbell
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document... Juliette** African Continuum Theatre/Dir. K Rogers
Two Trains Running Risa African Continuum Theatre/Dir. J Nelson
Anna Lucasta Anna Rep Stage/Dir. J Nelson
Spunk**** Multiple Roles** African Continuum Theatre/Dir. D Jones
Blues for an Alabama Sky Angel Everyman Theatre/Dir. J Nelson
The Taming of the Shrew Kate Cumberland Theatre
The Old Settler Lou Bessie Portland Center Stage/Dir J H Redwood
A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Olney Theatre/Dir. S Reese
The Old Settler**** Lou Bessie Studio Theatre/Dir. S Scot
Seven Guitars**** Ruby Studio Theatre/Dir. T Jones
Three Sisters Masha Connecticut Rep Theatre/Dir. S Booth
Fiddler on the Roof Chava Connecticut Rep Theatre/Dir. M Montel
Hurlyburly Donna Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co./Dir. M Kramer
Sanctuary-DC Multiple** No Neck Monsters

Film/Television/Industrials(Partial List)

Chasing Refuge (post production) Rose MultiDiasporic, LLC
Nocturnal Agony Patty (Lead) Nubia Filmworks, LLC
The New "N" Word Tawanna Boone Race Man Tell-A-Pictures
Head On Lauren Garrett Head On Productions, LLC
Ladder 49 Marlene Drake Touchstone
How to Shop On Camera Narrator Learning Discoveries/IKEA
America's Most Wanted Alice FOX

Special Skills

Strong mover, voice (alto), weight lifting, jogging, roller blading, great with children, drive standard, computer skills, teleprompter
*^Audelco Award-Best Ensemble; *Helen Hayes Award-Outstanding Lead Actress/Outstanding Production, Ensemble, Theatre for Young Audiences; **Helen Hayes Nomination-Outstanding Lead/Supporting Actress; ***Helen Hayes Nomination-Outstanding Ensemble; ****Helen Hayes Nominations-Most Outstanding Play &/or Director; +Baltimore Theatre Awards Nomination-Outstanding Lead Actress; ^DC Theatre Scene People's Choice Award-Best Actresss and Ensemble


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