Playwright Lydia Diamond to come to San Diego

January 2, 2011

The award-winning playwright of Stick Fly, Lydia R. Diamond, will join Mo`olelo on March 11 and 12 for talk backs following the performances those nights!

Ms. Diamond is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her plays include: Stick Fly (Huntingon Theatre, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre Center; Black Theatre Alliance Award – Best Play, Congo Square, True Colors Theatre Co., Contemporary American Theatre Festival), The Gift Horse (Goodman Theatre, Kesselring Prize-2nd Place), Voyeurs de Venus (Joseph Jefferson Award – Best New Play, BTAA – Best Writing, World Premiere Chicago Dramatists), and an adaptation of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye (Black Arts Alliance Image Award – Best New Play; Steppenwolf Theatre, The New Vic, NY, Playmakers Rep, Theatre Alliance, D.C., New Freedom Theatre, Plowshares, and upcoming at Long Wharf Theatre Co., Hartford Stage, Providence Black Rep, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and Company One, Boston.). Ms. Diamond’s newest play, Harriet Jacobs, received public readings at The Kennedy Center and London’s Old Vic, and premiered at Steppenwolf, where Ms. Diamond is a TCG/NEA Playwright in Residence. The Gift Horse is published in 7 Black Plays, and The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, and Stage Black are all available through Dramatic Publishing. She is at work on commissions for McCarter Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf and Roundabout Theatre Company.  Ms. Diamond is a graduate of Northwestern University and currently teaches at Boston University.

For tickets to the March 11 or March 12 performances, click here or call 619-342-7395.

Lydia Diamond’s visit is made possible by:
Susan Baer, Ph.D & Bruce Thornburg
Dea Hurston
Holiday Inn Express La Jolla


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