New York improviser: Nannette Deasy

Nannette Deasy

Nannette Deasy is originally from Chatham Township, New Jersey. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English, she began performing professionally. A member of Actors Equity Association, she has performed at theatres including the Public Theatre, LaMama Etc., Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop and in various films.

Asa comedy improviser and sketch writer, Nannette has been a cast member of numerous comedy groups and theatres, including Gotham City Improv and was the former Artistic Director of The Red Tie Mafia. She is currently the Artistic Director of ​IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble ("Artists whose work made me laugh the most" at Asheville Fringe, official selection InFringe Festival New Orleans, PortFringe, the Providence Fringe, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Theatre for the New City's Dream Up Festival, Portland Improv Fest, New Orleans Comedy Arts Fest, Unscripted New York 2013 & 2014, Del Close Marathons 15, 16, & 17, Tampa Improv Festival, NYC Improv Festival 2014, Boston Comedy Arts Festival 2014 and Philadelphia Improv Festival 2014). She also performs with comedy partner Graceann Dorse as one half of the comedy duo Double D.​ Their original comedies, Scranton Buckets and Rejects Anonymous, recently debuted at the Scranton Fringe Festival.