Deya Drake

Deya Drake


Deya is an award winning creator for the screen and stage whose work has been showcased and presented throughout the world.

Full Bio
Deya is a writer/producer/actor (and toddler mom). She was born in Carson City, Nevada, and also spent time in Houston, Texas, Omaha, Nebraska, Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California and Berkeley, California. She currently calls the New York City area home.



Her plays have been produced/read/developed at The Barrow Group, Primary Stages and The New York International Fringe Festival. Her play Escape (Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition - Second Round) premiered at The Bank Street Theater in New York in 2018. It was called _x001C_a defense of victims and an endorsement of the #MeToo Movement_x001D_ _x0013_ Theatre Is Easy and _x001C_a compelling story of the dynamics between men and women in the workplace and society at large, and&powerful people and their sycophants._x001D_ _x0013_ Opplaud.com



Her films, as a writer/producer, have screened at Palm Springs International Shortfest, The Vault Film Festival, SXSW, Golden Nugget International Film Festival (Best Mobile Short), Indie Shorts

Professional Credits
WRITING/PRODUCING CREDITS

PLAYS:

ESCAPE

(writer)

-The New York International Fringe Festival, October 2018

-Second Round, Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition (top 20%), 2018

POCONOS SEX RESORT

(writer)

-The Barrow Group First Fridays, April 2019

-ESPA Primary Stages, December 2018

BURNING SAGE

(writer)

-In development, Summer 2019



TV PILOTS

2021

(Writer)

-Cassette Bleu Productions, pitching, 2019



FILMS:

AN OPEN MARRIAGE

(writer/producer)

-Golden Nugget International Film Festival, 2019

Award Winner _x0013_ Best Mobile Short

-Indie Shorts Fest, 2019

ONE EYE SMALL

(producer)

-SXSW, 2018

-Soho International Film Festival, 2018

-Marfa Film Festival, 2018

PAT AND PENELOPE

(producer)

-The Vault Film Festival, 2017

HAIL MARY

(writer/producer)

-Palm Springs International Shortsfest, 2016

-Shooting Jane Film Festival, 2016



ACTING CREDITS

TV/FILM:

THE GOOD FIGHT, Dir. Brooke Kennedy/CBS All Access

DILEMMA, Dir. Selman Nacar/Columbia MFA

THESE HONORED DEAD, Di
Industry Awards
Best Mobile Short - Golden Nugget International Film Festival

Best Ensemble - LA Ovation Awards
Professional Groups
SAG-AFTRA, Other
Other Professional Groups
The Dramatists Guild
NYWIFT Committees
Career Focus, Development, Fund for Women Filmmakers, Moms Network, New Works Lab, Programming, Writers Group, Advocacy
Content Types
Narrative Features, Episodic Comedy/Sitcom, Episodic Drama
Occupations
Actor, Producer, Writer
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