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 Deidre 
Staples

Actor|Writer

Hey y'all! I'm a NY based actor but a Memphis native who bleeds BBQ sauce.  I graduated from Howard University with a BFA in Acting. After graduation I acted professionally in DC at Studio Theatre, Arena Stage, Everyman Theatre, Signature Theatre, and more. I made my Off-Broadway debut with the Classical Theatre of Harlem in the summer of 2024. When I'm not acting, I am an avid writer, musician, basketball fan, and BBQ Pitmaster (self-verified). My solo show White-ish premiered at the Atlas Intersections Festival and later in Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC. I was the lyrist/composer for The Vanguard: The Musical and a quarterfinalist for The Austin Film Festival and BlueCat Screenplay Competition for my short film Strange Fruit. Go Grizz! 

 

Upcoming

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem

Dir. Carl Cofield

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Resume

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Press 

"Deidre Staples is a standout...[she] gives a breakout performance."

Review of Crumbs from the Table of Joy, WYPR 

"Deidre Staples...portrays Ernestine with an inner joy that wins the audience over within seconds."

Review of Crumbs from the Table of Joy, The Baltimore Sun

"...Staples's Sara is a highlight."  

Review of Confederates, The Washington Post

"...Staples, a consistently outstanding performer on the D.C. theater scene who's marvelous here." 

Review of Confederates, Metro Weekly

“Deidre Staples is excellent as Earl’s younger sister, Carmen.”

Review of Good Bones, The Washington Post

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

Deidre Staples “shines brightly from the moment she speaks.”

Review of John Proctor is the Villain, The Georgetown Dish 

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