is a theatre director, producer, and educator from Dorchester/Roxbury, Massachusetts. They create art that amplifies the vibrancy, ingenuity, and humanity of Black people by aligning Black stories stories with historical, ongoing, and prophetic depictions of the worlds they live in. Their work is created for all Black people that cherish intimate portrayals of themselves in art. Deen has worked with many communities internationally, and most recently directed Smoked Oysters by Mary M McCullough in 2020 for TC Squared Theatre Company in Boston. They are currently the associate producer of HowlRound Theatre Commons.