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
    During a sunless winter in 1996, Ciara & Taryn, two young black women, connect & share their love of SWV & TLC, transforming a dorm room into their sanctuary on a predominantly white university campus. However, the stress of love, financial hardship, and 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.
  • Shoebox Picnic Road Side: Route One
    In 1955, a black family travels by caravan on Route One from Harlem to visit their matriarch in Littleton, North Carolina. Knowing they were unlikely to be served by eateries along the way, the family prepared a feast placed in shoeboxes lined with tin foil. They’ve pulled over to picnic on the road’s shoulder. This is your invitation to join them.
  • Assuming Positive Intentions
    The Sun Porch Collective was a thriving wellness community centering the voices and bodies of black women.
    Then they got cancelled.
    What's better for morale than a mandatory professional development retreat?
  • Antepartum
    Two pregnant women navigate bedrest and broken expectations in a hospital's Antepartum Unit.
  • 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.
  • 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.