Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Deneen Reynolds-Knott has developed work with Liberation Theatre Company’s Writing Residency, Project Y’s Playwrights Group, Rising Circle's INKtank Development Lab and Frank Silvera Workshop’s 3in3 Playwright Residency. Her full-length play, BATON, was selected for the 2018 Premiere Play Festival and received a workshop reading at Premiere Stages, the 2017 Playfest at the Orlando Shakespeare Company and...
Deneen Reynolds-Knott has developed work with Liberation Theatre Company’s Writing Residency, Project Y’s Playwrights Group, Rising Circle's INKtank Development Lab and Frank Silvera Workshop’s 3in3 Playwright Residency. Her full-length play, BATON, was selected for the 2018 Premiere Play Festival and received a workshop reading at Premiere Stages, the 2017 Playfest at the Orlando Shakespeare Company and finalist for the 2017 PlayPenn and Bay Area Playwrights conferences. Deneen was an awarded finalist for Clubbed Thumb’s 2018 Open-Application Commission. She received her MFA in film from Columbia University.

Plays

  • Babes in Ho-lland
    Ciara and Taryn share a love for R&B girl groups, but Ciara often sneaks a listen to her roommate's angry white girl music. During a sunless Pittsburgh winter in 1996, these two black students attending a predominantly white college, connect and create their own bubble of discovery, music and sanctuary in Ciara's Holland Hall dorm room. However, the stress of love, financial hardship and the...
    Ciara and Taryn share a love for R&B girl groups, but Ciara often sneaks a listen to her roommate's angry white girl music. During a sunless Pittsburgh winter in 1996, these two black students attending a predominantly white college, connect and create their own bubble of discovery, music and sanctuary in Ciara's Holland Hall dorm room. However, the stress of love, financial hardship and the persistent lack of privacy threaten to destroy it.
  • Flashes & Floaters
    Rachelle prepares to become a "sandwich mom" balancing care for a newborn with looking after her father with progressive vision loss. In an effort to solve the puzzle of this new life, she joins forces with colleagues to form a workers-cooperatives in the face of overwhelming odds.
  • Baton
    Ava and Tim, a black couple, are on a date interrupted by news of unrest in Baltimore the night of Freddie Gray’s funeral. Ava and Tim grapple with differing feelings about the case. Ava reveals a past engagement to a white cop, detonating a night of accusations, interrogations and confessions.
  • Something Wrong in Paradise
    Two empty-nesting, house music loving couples chase escape...and each other on the way to the Paradise Garage reunion, celebrating the legendary NYC club. When a transgression is revealed, the group is forced to confront awkward truths, their fears, and irreconcilable visions of the future.
  • Opposing Ophelia
    Yvette, a former model/student of the Ophelia Devore School of Modeling & Charm, is confronted with new ideas about beauty, blackness and womanhood, when her daughter, Nina, joins the National Black Feminist Organization in 1973.