About Deana Barone

5b849e7f-48c7-40f5-9511-53a149184af6Deana Barone is an actress, storyteller, solo performer, produced playwright in NYC and LA, and director. She has acted Off-Broadway, in film, TV, commercial and voice over. She has won theatre awards for her acting and was cast as a regular on the Showtime ordered Matthew Perry/Peter Tolan series (“The End of Steve”). Deana wrote, acted in, and produced a short film, “Salt Whisky Slap” about to make its rounds at festivals. Her pilot, “Daphnia” is about to make the rounds with producers. She also created and runs “The Trunk Show,” a multi-genre storytelling event, and teaches storytelling classes in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Deana tells stories and does performance art all around LA, is a Moth StorySlam winner. and has directed, developed and dramaturged over 100 pieces, including three critically acclaimed solo shows. At the end of February, her new solo show, “MetaFam” will be in the Whiteface Theatre’s SoloFest. She is a guest artist/teacher at UC Santa Barbara and Cal State LA , and works with business innovators, including DirectTV, using story as a sales tool her organization, “The TellTale Company.”