Dee Norman

Dee Norman (Deanna) has been acting for over 40 years in the Chicago area. She studied under Bella Itkin and Joseph Solvic at Goodman Theater in Chicago. She was an original company member of Circle Theater in Forest Park, IL. Dee has worked with playwrights and many play readings, at Chicago Dramatists and Circle Theatre. She returned to the theatre in 2009 after a nine year retirement. Dee is happy to be a member of the Paradise Playhouse Ensemble where she works consistently.

Her roles through the years and theatres she worked with have included: Paradise Playhouse: Bell, Book and Candle (Aunt Queenie), On Golden Pond (Ethel Thayer); Triton College Theatre: Sylvia (Tom, Phyllis, and Leslie); Circle Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tim Roof (Big Mama), The Cover of Life (Aunt Ola), *Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Rags (Rachel), Crazy Little Thing (Mother), ** Les Liasons Dangereuses (Mme De Rosemonde), People Like Us (Mother), T-Cells and Sympathy (Mijo) Carmen, True West (Mom), Just a Little Lipstick Dear (Ensemble), Crossing Delancy (Bubby), Whatever Happened to B B Jane? (Jane Hudson), *** Nuts (Mother), Unfinished Business (Ensemble), The Rose Tattoo (Serafina), The Miracle Worker (Aunt Ev), Psycho The Musical (Mrs. Bates), Night Mother (Mother), Agnes of God (Mother Superior), Death Trap (Myra), Three By Tennessee (Portrait of a Madonna), Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Juanita). (BB Jane also played at the Synergy and Halsted St. Theatres); Village Players of Oak Park: Lost In Yonkers (Grandma); Summer Place Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace (Aunt Abby); LaGrange Players: Guys and Dolls (Adelaide). *Jeff recommended ** After Dark Award ***Toured

Dee enjoys performing roles in dialects such as: German, Yiddish, Italian, Swedish, Irish, British, and Southern. She’s working on an East Indian dialect and others that interest her. She has a soprano singing voice.