My name is Lynae DePriest, my pronouns are they/them/theirs, and I am a black, queer and non-binary artist.  Ok, so I know this is a bio so I'm supposed to refer to myself in the 3rd person and speak about myself as if I'm not...myself.  Well, I figured my bio should sound like me and not me trying to discuss me.  I'd much rather my bio be open and weird, because that's who I am! Are you ready?


First things first, you've probably figured out by now that I'm an actor based in NYC.  I received my B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.  Go Bears! Yes, that means I am an activist and a free-spirited artist.      


I am also a comedian.  Since I know people's minds always jump to standup and then draw a blank on what else falls under the comedy umbrella, my comedy dish is served with improv, characters, sketch comedy and a side of standup.  I also host events and have been the mainstage host for FlameCon 2017 and 2018. 


When I'm not making adults laugh, I am an actor and teaching artist for Story Pirates. Yes, that means one of my life's missions is to blow kids' minds!   

Last, but certainly not least, I am a poet and storyteller under the name Thoughtress.  Feel free to check out my poetry at http://www.thoughtresspoetry.com.


That's all for now!  If you want to know more, or you're looking to book an actor/comedian/storyteller/poet/host, feel free to shoot me a message through the contact form. 





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