In Deana Barone’s solo concoction, she tells a non-linear, experimental, partially improvisational, and interactive story, breaking conventions and the fourth wall. She inhabits eccentric and poignant characters and explores growing up as a first-generation American in the Midwest educated in a religious enclave, with a mentally ill sister, an adorable mother, a sick brother, and a guru-like father who believes the bible is propaganda.
Online reviews from MetaFam’s premiere at the Whitefire Theatre SoloFest 2016:
Deana Barone is an amazing writer and gifted performer. A totally engaging and fearless piece of work! Lori Kornhaber Kaye, Playwright
DEANABARONE IS A FORCE OF NATUREANDLIGHT!!! Jennifer Christopher
Tonight, I applauded and cheered and felt and laughed for a true Master of her craft, the gifted and gorgeous Deana Barone. She has taught me so much. Rasika Mathur
A truly dynamic performance that was moving, funny, and thought-provoking (with a touch of avant-guard)! Todd Lampe
I was blown away!!! So engaging, so moving, so funny, just wow!! Nancy Murphy
Deana is beautiful and fearless. It was lovely. John Ross Clark