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Warren Deacon

City: Laguna Beach
State: California
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Plays By Warren Deacon

And Flights of Angels Sing TheeTHE NEWBIJOU SOFT SHOE


Three times awarded the distinguished MacDowell Colony Artists Fellowship, Deacon is the author of the stage plays “The New Bijou Soft Shoe", produced at Symphony Space, New York and the Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles and “The Chair at the End of the Room", for which he won the National Repertory Theater award. He is co-author of the play “And Flights of Angels Sing Thee" and co-creator of two television series, “There Goes the Neighborhood” and “Street Time”.

Deacon-Wren was Associate Artistic and Managing Director of South Coast Repertory where he directed Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party", “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder and “Feiffer's People", among others. He was founding Artistic Director of the experimental venue Open End Theater where his productions included “All the Lonely People", “What If” and “Adventures in a Paper Bag".

He has directed over 70 stage productions in college, community, repertory and commercial theater including the North American stage premiere of the classic "The Little Prince" by Antoine de St. Exupery, which Deacon also adapted for the stage and presented in the outdoor amphitheater at St. Andrews Benedictine Abbey in the California desert. Other productions include “The Night of the Iguana" at the Tustin Playhouse, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" at Laguna Moulton Playhouse and “The Caretaker", “Mother Earth”, “What the Butler Saw”, “Inherit the Wind” and “All the King’s Men" at venues throughout the U. S. and Canada.

Founding artistic director of the Summer Music Repertory where he directed three musicals, his productions of Shakespeare have been seen at the Chapman, Utah, Oregon, and New Jersey festivals.

Born in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, he is a descendent of Sir Christopher Wren, the 17th century English architect, from whom he gets his pen name Warren John Deacon-Wren.

Represented as a playwright by the legendary Audrey Wood and Helen Harvey in New York, and as a screenwriter by Ilse Lahn of the Paul Kohner Agency in Los Angeles, he is currently repped by Leroy Bobbitt of Bobbitt and Roberts in Los Angeles.