With over 30 years experience in theatre Deon Silvera has played a range of characters in various productions from Ecstasy to Scandal. This excellent Jamaican thespian has performed in numerous stage productions, in addition to movies, television, sitcoms, radio drama and commercials (TV and radio)
A three time recipient of the prestigious ‘Actor Boy ‘ Awards as Best Actress – in 1995, 2011 and 2012. Deon was recently inducted in the Caribbean Hall of Fame for outstanding achievements in theatre.
Her quest for theatre started after she received a scholarship to attend the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Performing Arts in 1979. While pursuing her studies her voice and speech teacher, Keith Noel, offered her a role in the play The Good Doctor which he was directing. Subsequently Deon’s theatre performances include some of the best production to hit the Caribbean theatre scene. These are some of the many plays Deon has been featured in; Ecstasy, Oliver at Large Live, Part Time Lover, Single Entry, What the Hell is Happening to us Dear, One Night of Sunshine, Woody’ s Last Stand, Strength of a Woman, Like Father Like Son, Serious Business, Bashment Granny 2, Judgement, Scandal, Jamaica 50 to Rahtid.
Deon Has worked with many of Jamaica’s most successful and acclaimed theatre professionals such as Oliver Samuels, Trevor Nairne, David Heron, Stages Productions, Aston Cooke, Basil Dawkins, Ginger Knight, Dahlia Harris Michael Denton and Sunshine Theatre. She attributes her success to the teachings of Trevor Nairne and Oliver Samuels.