Dee Dee Batteast Dee Dee, is a Chicago based actress, director and teacher. She is happy to be returning to the Clarence Brown Theatre as a co-director. Her previous productions include Detroit ’67 last spring here at the Clarence Brown Theatre, as well A Winter’s Tale, In The Next Room, A Raisin in the Sun, Henry V, Shakespeare In Love, Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Parchmen Hour. She has also performed at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Bloomington), Virginia Stage (Norfolk), PlayMakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill) TV: Chicago Fire. Dee Dee received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University and her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill.