Deneen Reynolds-Knott is a playwright living in Brooklyn, New York. She was recently commissioned by Florida Studio Theatre to write her play, BITING THE HAND. Her outdoor play, SHOEBOX PICNIC ROAD SIDE: ROUTE ONE, had its World Premiere at Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Fall 2021. Other plays include: BABES IN HO-LLAND (2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Upcoming 2024 Production at Shotgun Players), PARTICULARLY MEDDLESOME ANCESTORS ( 2023 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist, 2022 Ingram New Works Festival at Nashville Rep), PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE (Fall 2022 Workshop at Oklahoma City University), ASSUMING POSITIVE INTENTIONS (2021 Clubbed Thumb Reading), FLASHES & FLOATERS (2020 Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater), BATON (2018 Premiere Play Festival and workshop reading at Premiere Stages, Staged reading at Florida Studio Theatre’s 2022 Summer Reading Theatre, San Diego Rep’s 2021 Black Voices Reading Series, finalist for the 2017 PlayPenn and Bay Area Playwrights conferences) and ANTEPARTUM (2020 Fire This Time Festival ‘s signature ten-minute play program). She contributed work to 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company’s Telephone Plays, True Colors’ 2022 Next Narrative Monologue Competition and The Billie Holiday Theatre’s 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. Deneen was a member of Clubbed Thumb’s 2019-2020 Early-Career Writers’ Group and received the 2021 Clubbed Thumb Constitution Commission. Deneen participated in SPACE at Ryder Farm’s Family Residency in Summer 2022. Deneen is a New Georges affiliated artist and developed projects with Liberation Theatre Company, Project Y, Rising Circle and Frank Silvera Workshop. She received her MFA in film from Columbia University.