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, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, and PRELUDE Festival, among other spaces and places on the west and east coasts. She has collaborated with LA theater companies including IAMA Theatre Company, Ammunition Theater Company, Chalk Rep, Watts Village Theater Company, and Company of Angels, among others.
Deena has guest taught at Dartmouth College, Pomona College, Occidental College, and was on faculty at New York Film Academy-Los Angeles from 2014-2016. She has designed and facilitated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshops at Dartmouth College, Occidental College, CalArts, and Theatre Communications Group National Conferences in Cleveland, DC, and Portland.
She was the recipient of the 2006 Baryshnikov Art Center Multi-Disciplinary Artist Fellowship, the 2009/10 New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artist Directing Fellowship, and was a participant in the 2013 Walt Disney Imagineering CalArts Educational Initiative. Deena is an inaugural member of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) SPARK Leadership Cohort, a member of the inaugural TCG Programming Council (2017-18), and serves on the board of directors of Heidi Duckler Dance. From 2016-2018 she served as the Director of Oxy Arts at Occidental College. Deena received her MFA in Directing from the CalArts School of Theater and her BFA in Drama from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts.