Deanna is the 2019 Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council Playwright-in-Residence at Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. She received second prize in the 2018 Playwrights Guild of Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award for The Sword-Bearers. Deanna is an alumnus of two playwright units: Pat the Dog’s The Women’s Room (2017-19) and Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip(2016-17). Her plays have been staged in Guelph, Toronto, and Vancouver. In 2019-2020, she will return to Pat the Dog’s The Women’s Room as facilitator and playwright mentor. Deanna lives and writes in Guelph, Ontario.