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Hey y'all! I'm a DC based actor but a Memphis native who bleeds BBQ.  

I graduated with a Bachelor in Theatre Arts from Howard University. After graduation I acted professionally in DC at Studio Theatre, Arena Stage, Everyman Theatre, Signature Theatre, and Mosaic Theatre. When I'm not acting, I am an avid writer and musician. My solo show White-ish premiered at the Atlas Intersections Festival and later at the Aurora Theatre in Atlanta, GA. I was the lyrist/composer for The Vanguard: The Musical. And a quarterfinalist for The Austin Film Festival and BlueCat Screenplay Competition with my short film Strange Fruit. 

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Good Bones by James Ijames

Studio Theatre in Washington, DC 

May 10, 2023-June 11, 2013



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“Staples gives an infectious uplift to Dyfan’s coming-of-age account.” Review of My Body, No Choice, The Washington Post

“Deidre Staples…glows in the part. She’s saucy, smart, and eager to please as the conscience of the family. Her warmth draws the audience to her, and Gladys perseveres to the end with the strength of a tigress cub.”

Review of The Skin of our Teeth, DC Theatre Arts

Deidre Staples “shines brightly from the moment she speaks.” Review of John Proctor is the Villain, The Georgetown Dish 

“Staples (who personifies Shakespeare’s line: “thought she be but little, she is fierce”) performs a segment of powerful spoken word poetry.”Review of LadyM, DC Metro Theater Arts

“Staples, as The Girl, is full of sweetness and innocence.” Review of Eclipsed, DC Metro Theater Arts.




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