Helena’s OCD has kept her from getting close to very many people, but when she meets chronically delinquent Joey, the two connect. As Joey's destructive behavior begins to drag down the people around him, Helena must confront her expectations for her own life and decide what it means to find the "right" person.
Deep has served as dramaturg/script supervisor for Kathy Najimy’s one-woman show in development, LIFT UP YOUR SKIRT, and is currently working in the same capacity for Yuval Boim and Darren Katz’s SEXCURITY, a one-man movement-based show premiering at the Cleveland Public in March 2016. She has worked as a dramaturg on new and evolving work with such theater makers as The Representatives and Rady & Bloom Collective Playmaking, and is a script reader for the Roundabout.
As a playwright, librettist, and lyricist, her work has been showcased in readings, festivals, and cabarets (Identity Theater Company, The Triad, Scotch’n’Soda Theatre), and she can be heard with her writing partner, composer Scott Wasserman, on their weekly comedy songwriting podcast, Song Salad, available on iTunes.
In conjunction with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Center for Deliberative Democracy, she developed Deliberative Theater, a method of policy discussion and community polling that combined scholar Jim Fishkin’s principles of Deliberative Democracy with theatrical performances. Two Deliberative Theater events, both written and organized by Deep, were held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including one televised (live and rebroadcast) event in conjunction with WQED Studios, PopCity Media, and the League of Women Voters.
She holds her Bachelors in Humanities and Arts in Drama and Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and went on to earn her masters in Arts Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon a year later.
Carolyn Holding (Helena)
Michael Izquierdo (Joey)
Jenny Ashman (Chelsea)
Andy Ingalls (Noah)
Michelle Duffy (Magda - Act 1)
The short film "The Atlantic Motel" in which she co-starred in a cast of 6 just earned the Best Short Drama-Ensemble award at it's debut in the Atlantic City Cinefest, and another film, "The Hudson Tribes", previews November 20. Recent tv credits include the HBO miniseries "The Night Of", "The Good Wife", and "Elementary". Michelle is currently developing her own show, "Tenn O'Clock Cocktails", portraying several of Tennessee Williams' most intriguing women.