DEAON GRIFFIN-PRESSLEY (WRITER, PRODUCER & PERFORMER) is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is an Award Winning New York City based classically trained actor with a natural gift for playwrighting, singing & producing.
A few Off Broadway and regional theatre acting credits include: (TheatreSouth) Rev. Abernathy, “I Have A Dream: The Broadway Musical” performed at the Dr. Phillips (Walt Disney Theatre) in Orlando, Florida; (Shakespeare & Company) Booth, Topdog/Underdog (Berkshire Theatre Award Winner for 'Best Production' & 'Best Ensemble'); Orlando, As You Like It; Ferdinand, The Tempest; (Actors’ Shakespeare Project) Richmond/Hastings +8 other characters; Richard III (The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre) Duke Orsino, Twelfth Night; (Hypokrit Theatre Company) Mercutio & Tybalt (rep), Romeo & Juliet; (American Globe Theatre) Banquo, Macbeth.
Original plays include: (Satan VS God, The False Brotherhood Trilogy & The Tragedy At HOOD: 14542 (Hoodsical). His scripts have been directed by acclaimed theatre artist including Tony Award Winner, Ben Harney (dir. Satan Vs God) and have featured several Broadway actors including Jerome Preston Bates, J Nycole Ralph and Kevin Coleman (Tony Nominated Educator at Shakespeare & Company). Other works have been directed by renowned stand-up comedian/actor Doug E Doug (featured on Jungle Fever, Cool Runnings & Cosby Show) His writing styles vary from 1st Century English, contemporary, iambic hood-pentameter, realistic urban, to Sci-fi fantasy.
Across the US, his plays have been produced with Broadway producers such as Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (Playwright in Residence), as well as Patrick Blake with Rhymes Over Beats (Artist in Residence). A few of his works have also been developed at The Lark (Center for Playwright Development) in NYC and has featured in The International Fringe Festival NYC among many others places.
Deaon is also in a duo soul-rock band with Gregory Boover called, MoonCaps. They have recently released their debut album, Virgin to Love, now available for streaming on all major platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. MoonCaps will be releasing their second album this summer entitled, Man In My Eyes.
Deaon has studied theatre at AMDA in New York City as well as the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University in England under a full scholarship from the English Speaking Union. He is a company member with Shakespeare & Company and is the CEO/Founder of DGP Theatre Productions.
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