Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Warren Deacon

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Costa Mesa, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 1975, 1977, 1983
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Warren Deacon is the author of the plays “The New Bijou Soft Shoe," produced at Symphony Space, New York and Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles and “The Chair at the End of the Room," for which he won the National Repertory Theatre award. His screenplays with co-writer Lupos Sobre-Vega include “Sign Language," “Sun Moon Stars," “January One," “I.D.," “Rock & Roll Radio” and "Two of Hearts." 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.”

He was represented as a playwright by Audrey Wood and Helen Harvey in New York, and as a screenwriter by Ilse Lahn of the Paul Kohner Agency in Los Angeles.

Deacon was Associate Artistic/Managing Director of South Coast Repertory where he directed Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party" and “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder among others. He was founding Artistic Director of the experimental performance venue Open End Theatre .

He directed over 60 productions in college and professional theatre including the North American stage premiere of "The Little Prince" based on the St. Exupery classic which he also adapted.



Warren Deacon worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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