Lennie Dean received an MFA in Acting from the Temple University Advanced Actor Training Program in Philadelphia, and has been part of the Sonoma County theater scene for forty years. She co-founded and was Artistic Director of the Marquee Theater, and founder and Artistic Director of Studio Be Theater. She has taught, acted, directed, worked as dramaturge and produced for several different theater companies and schools in New York and San Francisco, as well as locally in Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sonoma. She is authorized by master acting teacher Eric Morris to teach his technique, The Eric Morris System. Lennie has received the Independent Eye Award for contributions in theater in Sonoma County.