Deidra LaWan Starnes

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Deidra LaWan Starnes

About "The Good Counselor"...

“Deidra LaWan Starnes fills Rita with the type of godliness that makes her denial of giving up on Raymond seem okay. She's hard to argue with. And hard to chastise. Together, Starnes and Stoller elicit amazing levels of disgust, turning into empathy”

DCTheatreScene.com

“Starnes expertly pulls off the tricky feat of conveying both the feisty, tough-as-nails matriarch side and the struggling, deperate signle mother side that make up Rita's character without once veering into parody or caricature. Rita is instead treated respectfully by Starnes as neither a sinner nor a saint, just a human woman who is, again, just trying to do the best she can.”

DC Metro Theatre Arts

About "Julius Caesar"...

“Shirine Babb as Portia, the doomed wife of Brutus and Deidra LaWan Starnes as Caesar's wife Calphurnia bring deep, deep presence to their roles of women "dissed" merely because they were women.”

DCTheatreScene.com

About "12 Days of Christmas"...

“Deidra LaWan Starnes brings a sweet earnestness to Shirley, eager to do the right thing to honor the family. She bounces and pleads and cajoles, using any means necessary to round up the multitude of characters.”

DCTheatreScene.com

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