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Deena Selenow

Deena Selenow is a director for live performance. Her work has been presented at REDCAT, East West Players, Los Angeles Theatre Center, La Jolla Playhouse WoW Festival, The Skirball Cultural Center, The Hammer Museum, LA LGBT Center, Highways Performance Space, Machine Project, Company of Angels, The O’Neill Center’s National Playwrights Conference, PRELUDE Festival, Dixon Place, and chashama, among others. 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 Educational Initiative. She is a member of the TCG SPARK Leadership Cohort, and was a member of the 2017-18 TCG Programing Council. From 2016-2018 she served as Director of Oxy Arts at Occidental College. Deena currently serves as Board Secretary of Heidi Duckler Dance in Los Angeles, and is on faculty at the CalArts School of Theater. BFA: NYU, MFA: CalArts. www.deenaselenow.com.

The Pregnant Body on Stage
Essay

The Pregnant Body on Stage

Rethinking Accessibility

31 March 2016

Theatre artists Rachel Kauder Nalebuff and Deena Selenow discuss issues of accessibility regarding the pregnant body and the development of The Bumps, their collaboration about a play written for pregnant performers.

You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove it.
Essay

You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove it.

18 August 2015

Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll and Deena Selenow provide practical advice for making recruitment, retainment, and casting practices more equitable and inclusive.