Brent Deekens

Brent Deekens Brent Deekens is an actor, singer, playwright, and occasional director/dancer. Brent's play The Currency premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 2015, and he continues to write for future projects. In addition to his theatre and occasional film/television credits, Brent's professional life assumes a variety of vigorous, cross-country positions which include (but are not limited to) data processing, transcription, copyediting, professional recruitment, location scouting, marketing, photography, video editing, dramaturgy, professional writing, and dabbling in the visual arts. Brent was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where he remains a conscientious participant of the local arts' community amongst many irreplaceable friends.



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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: RENT, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at ALTRIA THEATREBWW Review: RENT, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at ALTRIA THEATRE
Posted: Apr. 28, 2018


BWW Review: MOTH at TheatreLAB: A Taut Teenage NightmareBWW Review: MOTH at TheatreLAB: A Taut Teenage Nightmare
Posted: Apr. 23, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: WINGS THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre Pensively SoarsBWW Review: WINGS THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre Pensively Soars
Posted: Mar. 6, 2018


BWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) ReasonsBWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) Reasons
Posted: Oct. 7, 2017


BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at 5th Wall TheatreBWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at 5th Wall Theatre
Posted: Nov. 10, 2017


BWW Feature: WINGS: THE MUSICAL at Firehouse TheatreBWW Feature: WINGS: THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre
Posted: Feb. 7, 2018


BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA at SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: As Cutely-Camp As Can Be!BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA at SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: As Cutely-Camp As Can Be!
Posted: Mar. 13, 2018


BWW Review: CABARET at Altria TheatreBWW Review: CABARET at Altria Theatre
Posted: Feb. 24, 2018


BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its BestBWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its Best
Posted: Dec. 21, 2017


BWW Review: RENT, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at ALTRIA THEATREBWW Review: RENT, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at ALTRIA THEATRE
April 28, 2018

Plays Through The 29th of April, 2018

BWW Review: MOTH at TheatreLAB: A Taut Teenage NightmareBWW Review: MOTH at TheatreLAB: A Taut Teenage Nightmare
April 23, 2018

Declan Greene's MOTH is an 'in-yer-face' allegory that covers the sullen travails of two hopeless teenagers who just can't seem to find an adequate niche in school or, indeed, within the limits of their own lives.

BWW Review: ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at the Hanover Tavern: Her Hilarious Observations Still Merit Attention (And Gasping Guffaws) After All Of These Years...BWW Review: ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at the Hanover Tavern: Her Hilarious Observations Still Merit Attention (And Gasping Guffaws) After All Of These Years...
April 18, 2018

Plays Through The 29th of April, 2018

BWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Firehouse Theatre: Limitless Textual Interpretations Grounded By A Faultless ProductionBWW Review: AN OAK TREE at Firehouse Theatre: Limitless Textual Interpretations Grounded By A Faultless Production
April 10, 2018

Plays Through April 14th

BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE at the RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS & 5TH WALL THEATRE: An Ominous (And Riveting) Trip Down Memory Lane…
March 15, 2018

It plays through the 17th of March!

BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA at SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: As Cutely-Camp As Can Be!BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA at SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE: As Cutely-Camp As Can Be!
March 13, 2018

DAMES AT SEA, in its original lead-off at the Cafe Cino in New York City 1966, started off as a short, song-filled comedy routine spoofing the Gold Diggers flicker shows of 1930s - then a reasonably priced respite for the downtrodden working masses of The Great Depression. The chief conceit to AT SEA, as it further developed, was that the show featured a small orchestra accompanying a cast of six - a teasing contrast to Busby Berkeley's sweeping camera angles that captured the slew of sequined hoofers tearing it up to the big band blares of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Indeed, those mammoth production numbers were just the icing on the cake; indeed, the story and central characters composed the central core - a sugary element in and of itself in terms of the layers of overt sentimentality that said component whipped up.

BWW Review: WINGS THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre Pensively SoarsBWW Review: WINGS THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre Pensively Soars
March 6, 2018

Plays Through March 10th

BWW Review: JOHN & JEN at HATTheatre: A Family-Friendly CharmerBWW Review: JOHN & JEN at HATTheatre: A Family-Friendly Charmer
March 6, 2018

Plays Through March 17th

BWW Review: CABARET at Altria TheatreBWW Review: CABARET at Altria Theatre
February 24, 2018

I believe that I can safely attest that this particular revival of CABARET, which met its incipience with the Donmar Warehouse production in London way back in 1993, bears the graces of a masterwork that has stood the test of time.

BWW Previews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE at TheatreLAB: A Behind-the-Scenes CommentaryBWW Previews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE at TheatreLAB: A Behind-the-Scenes Commentary
February 15, 2018

Amid the ever-random fronts of varying warm and cold weather patterns, I was fortunate enough one recent, blustery evening to be invited by director Mess Rayford and her small but dexterous team of performers and technical aides to a preview-performance of the Cellar Series' latest theatrical outing, BRIGHT HALF LIFE.

BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill's ALL MY SONS: A Haunting Glimpse at an 'American Dream' Gone AwryBWW Review: Swift Creek Mill's ALL MY SONS: A Haunting Glimpse at an 'American Dream' Gone Awry
February 15, 2018

I must preface this article to indicate that as much as I found this production of ALL MY SONS to be beguiling and devastatingly gripping, I found myself thinking, 'Wow, people just don't talk this way anymore. In fact, they really don't act this way anyone, either.' The play was written and set in 1947.

BWW Feature: WINGS: THE MUSICAL at Firehouse TheatreBWW Feature: WINGS: THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre
February 7, 2018

In a brief discussion with the cast and creative team before their succeeding rehearsal, WINGS, opening at Firehouse on February 15th, bares an unmistakable feeling of importance and veneration.

BWW Review: TheatreLAB's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD: Bare Bones, Metaphysical TheatreBWW Review: TheatreLAB's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD: Bare Bones, Metaphysical Theatre
February 7, 2018

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD is a theatrical piece... about creating theatrical pieces.

BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its BestBWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its Best
December 21, 2017

In a swingin' cavalcade of big band excitement, director Tom Width and his sterling team of singer-actors, musicians and technicians have packed a real red, white and blue wallop!

BWW Review: HATTheatre's HILLARY AND CLINTON: Affairs, Rivalries and a Soupçon of Sci-Fi
November 11, 2017

HILLARY AND CLINTON, a kind of seriocomedy written by Lucas Hnath, is about the Clintons... and yet it isn't. This piece is an interesting amalgamation of political intrigue and a science-fiction contrivance that takes us quite-literally out of this world.

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at 5th Wall TheatreBWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at 5th Wall Theatre
November 10, 2017

True to their slogan 'Theatre Beyond Boundaries,' director Lucian Restivo and the personnel at 5th Wall have executed (pun intended) a distinctly immersive theatrical gambit with pulverizing marks. By staging Murder Ballad entirely within the confines of the main room at Club Infuzion in Scott's Addition (as per the original Off-Broadway production's cue to venue selection), the audience is treated to a 360 degree display of four spellbinding actors belting out booming rock tunes whilst weaving around and about the respective patrons' tables and sitting areas.

BWW Review: Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Firehouse Theatre: Simple, Brutal BrillianceBWW Review: Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Firehouse Theatre: Simple, Brutal Brilliance
November 3, 2017

For those unfamiliar with Eugene O'Neill's stark allegory of a poor family's struggle against the stagnant days of the Great Depression: don't let anyone (the internet included) spoil it for you! Not even me; and I'll keep things brief here, too. Yes, go in to see Desire Under The Elms with a clean slate! For such a warranted and temporary implementation of a kind of na vet is certain to make this haunting experience all the more visceral and captivating.

BWW Review: Richmond Triangle Players' CLOUD 9: A Mysterious Cup of TeaBWW Review: Richmond Triangle Players' CLOUD 9: A Mysterious Cup of Tea
October 7, 2017

CLOUD 9 is a charmingly funny but introspective head-scratcher of a play that shouldn't be missed. The entire company, production team, and everyone at Richmond Triangle Players have delivered a solid piece of theatre.

BWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) ReasonsBWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) Reasons
October 7, 2017


BWW Review: TheatreLAB And Yes, And's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Stays With YouBWW Review: TheatreLAB And Yes, And's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Stays With You
October 2, 2017

It is this reviewer's exultant onus to relay that in the case of TheatreLAB and YES, AND's production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, director Chelsea Burke and her team have pulled out all of the stops to give the audience an unforgettable experience, with the technical follow-through and musical polish to rival any production that has ever been mounted. And these generous qualities are symbiotically aligned with the equally powerful presence of actors Christie Jackson and Alexander Sapp. It's just that freaking good.