“Apparently this was all my idea…”
Born and raised in Chelmsford, MA by a Big Fat Greek Family in the 80’s and 90’s, Deena knew from an early age the power of performance. She shared her knowledge by re-enacting Blanche DuBois’ final monologue from Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire at family functions and creating the imaginary band Kick Me & Don’t Think Twice all before the age of four.
Though her relationship with the stage was touch and go during her teens and early twenties, Deena has been modeling both in the U.S. and abroad since she was 13. She competed in the Miss Teen Massachusetts pageant and throughout her career has posed in New York, The Bahamas, and Israel. Deena also became an avid ballroom and swing dancer during that time. Deena’s Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and career in marketing have also shaped the person she is today.
Her stage work with Orlando theatre companies such as Theatre Downtown, Playwrights Round Table, and her involvement with The Fringe Festival were the personal game-changers that lead to the launch of Hardly Working Productions.