Deya joined the CBT staff in 2008 after 20 years as a professional stage manager in the Chicago and Midwest theater communities. A founding member of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago credits include productions at the Goodman Theatre, the Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Teatro Vista, and the Auditorium Theater Council’s Ovations! Series. Regional credits include productions at the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis and ten summer seasons at Peninsula Players in Door County, Wisconsin. Ms. Friedman is married to fellow Company member Neil Friedman and is the proud mother of Naama and Nichol.