J.Lois Diamond

J.Lois Diamond is a playwright, poet and performer. She is a member of Honor Roll!, Polaris North and The Dramatists Guild, where she recently studied with Tina Howe. She has been a featured poet at The Cornelia St. Cafe. Her full length, one-act, and ten-minute plays have been performed at various off-off Broadway venues, including Theater for the New City, The Wild Project and The Hudson Guild. Her work has been produced regionally and as part of The InspiraTO Festival in Toronto.  

Her play Hello Ocean had a reading at The 2018 Inge Theater Festival. Her play Growl was presented at The 2019 Downtown Urban Arts Festival, and at Theatre Odyssey’s One Act Festival in Sarasota, Florida, where it was awarded runner-up for best play. Her play Slicing an Onion was produced at The International Human Rights Art Festival at The Wild Project in NY, 2019 Her play I Feel Good! was scheduled to be produced at The Signature Theatre as part of The Downtown Urban Arts Festival, June 2020 (festival cancelled), Her play Growl had a reading at The Valdez Theatre Conference in 2021. Her monologues are included in the Applause Books anthology She Persisted, and in Smith & Kraus, best of women’s 2021 and 2022 editions.

“Diamond’s play celebrates the defiant growl of her courage”

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One-Act Plays

Hello Ocean




Just for Today

Vulcanic Surrender


In Alabama

Full Length Plays

The Rosy Cave

On the Road to Holeness


Lady of The Cells


Short Plays

The Undercurrent

The Quiet Car

Mountain Dew

A Siri-Ous Situation

Palak Paneer

On the Turnpike

The Pet Sitters

Pick and Prick

Fright or Flight

Tit for TSA-T


Valdez Theatre Conference

Growl had a reading at the 2021 Valdez Theatre Conference.


Watch J.Lois perform her monologue Sorel.

My Infinity Mask

Watch J.Lois read her monologue My Infinity Mask.