Deadra Moore received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Theatre from Agnes Scott College, then a Master of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, in Performance from the University of Georgia. She has been a professional theatre artist in the areas of acting, directing and stage management in the Southeast region since 1990. As such, she has worked with nearly every professional producer in the city, as well as directed productions for several community and educational organizations. As an educator, Deadra has taught theatre skills to elementary and secondary school students in workshops, art center classes and summer programs such as the Northwestern University Performing Arts Institute. For two years she served as a Visiting Instructor of Theatre at Agnes Scott College. Deadra is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She also serves on the Atlanta Liaison Committee of Actors’ Equity Association.
Deadra recently returned to the stage as an actor in Theatrical Outfit's production of Silent Sky, written by Atlanta-raised Lauren Gunderson. She appears in the upcoming Hank Williams bio-pic, I Saw The Light, as Mrs. Ragland.
Deadra’s involvement with The Suzi Bass Awards began with the very first organizing meeting in 2003 and has grown in scope with the organization. A member of the Board of Directors from 2005 to 2015, original Board Chairman Gene-Gabriel Moore "passed the baton" to Deadra when he retired in 2007. In 2013, the Board hired Deadra as the first full-time Executive Director, a position which she held until January 2015. In addition she is a Lifetime Suzi Member, Chairs the Membership Committee and serves on the Event and Development Committees. Deadra is also the bookkeeper for the organization.
Suzi Bass Awards History
2015 Suzi Bass Nominee, Featured Actress Play, Silent Sky, Theatrical Outfit