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“Inside Danny’s Box” by talented playwright Derek Murphy premiered at Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Festival in January 2019, garnering nominations for Best Actress (Maria Deasy), Best Director (Lisa Milinazzo), and Best Design (Joanne Steinhardt, Jessie Bonaventure, Michael O’Connor, Robert A.K. Gonyo, & Simone Daniel). Maria Deasy was honored to receive the Spirit Of The Festival Award for my efforts as Producer.

The original production will be presented as a staged reading at the 2019 Broadway Bound Festival on August 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036.


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What is the distance between those who push paper and those who risk their lives?

"Mine," directed by Rachel Dart, premiered as a workshop production during the 2017 inaugural season of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, a NYC-based festival in which "Playwrights Take Center Stage."

"Mine" sold more tickets than any of the 20 plays presented at BBTF in 2017 and was awarded an additional show date.

An invited staged reading is in the works for Fall 2019.

"Mine" - by Maria Deasy is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.


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Derek Murphy’s hilarious “Dyin’ For It” premiered at Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Festival in January 2018, garnering nominations for Best Production (Deasy and Murphy Productions), Best Play (Derek Murphy), Best Actress (Maria Deasy), and a win for John Keating as Best Director.

“Dyin’ For It” was performed by Maria Deasy, Adam Petherbridge, Sarah Street, and Aoife Williamson.

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Richard Steven Valenzuela was a true pioneer of Latin Rock & Roll.  Growing up on a dirt floor in the San Fernando Valley, he found his sound on Sunset Boulevard as Ritchie Valens. By the time his life was cut short at the age of 17, Ritchie had recorded 31 amazing songs. “Come On, Let’s Go!” explores the roots of the traditional Latin, Country Western, and R&B music that created Ritchie’s unique sound and opened the door to L.A. rock n’ roll. With the full support of the Valenzuela family, and an award-winning team of writers, musicians, led by a renowned director, “Come On, Let’s Go!” is a unique rockumentary-style Broadway musical set in Chicano L.A. Learn how to be involved!