Playwright’s Resumé

PUBLICATION:

PURDAH

Monologue published by Smith and Kraus in Best Women’s Monologues 2021 Anthology

VULCANIC SURRENDER

Monologue published with Applause Books in the She Persisted Anthology, 2021

ON THE ROAD TO HOLENESS

Monologue published with Applause Books in the She Persisted Anthology, 2021

PRODUCTIONS:

GROWL

The Valdez Theatre Conference, staged reading 2021

Theatre Odyssey’s One Act Festival, Sarasota, FL 2019. Awarded Runner-up for Best Play

Nevertheless, She Persisted at The Shattered Glass Project, Concert Reading, Seattle. 2019

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival at The Wild Project. NYC, 2019

Warner International Playwrights Festival, 2020. Semi-finalist

The Phoenix Theatre Festival of Short Plays, 2018. Semi-finalist

I FEEL GOOD!

2020 Downtown Urban Arts Festival Finalist at The Signature Theatre (*cancelled due to Covid-19)

Women Leading New Play Series at Itinerant Theatre Louisiana, Staged Reading, June 2019

The Lock Festival at Polaris North, Studio Production (by invitation only), Sept. 2018

SOREL

YouTube, Online Video, 2021

THE SHOWER

Cosmic Orchid’s Behind Closed Doors Program, Online Reading, 2020

MY INFINITY MASK

Youtube, Online Video, 2020

SLICING AN ONION

International Human Rights Art Festival at The Wild Project. Dec. 2019

Code Red Playwrights #Faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church, NYC. Oct. 2019, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene, Oregon. April 2019, Phoenix Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. March 2019, and Mystic Vision Players Theatre Company, Linden, NJ. 2020 (*postponed).

CLARE

The Depot, CT, Zoom Reading. 2021

Staged Reading, Polaris North, 2020 (by invitation only)

 Phoebus Fire (UK) Long listed for Performance Project, 2019 

HELLO OCEAN

Itinerant Theatre Louisana’s Women Leading: New Play Series, Staged Reading. June 2019

Inge Theater Festival New Play Lab, Reading. 2018

The Lock Festival at Polaris North, Studio Production. 2017

FLUID

Itinerant Theatre Louisiana’s The Play’s the Thing: Life Inspired Series, Reading. 2020 (*postponed)

ZOOM CASTE

Alleyway Theatre’s Mazumdar Digital New Play Competition 2020, Semi-finalist

Fable Workshop Quaranscenes, Online Reading. UK, 2021. Finalist

IN ALABAMA

Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, Sept. 2017

The Voire Dire Project at CAP21 and Westbeth Theatre. NYC, 2016

THE UNDERCURRENT

Polaris North, Studio Production (by invitation only). July 2017

PALAK PANEER

The New Yorker’s One Act Festival, 2018

The Big Apple Theater Festival at The Producers Club Theater, 2017

THE QUIET CAR

Polaris North, Studio Production (by invitation only). March 2017

RIDE TO THE BRIDGE

Summer Play Fest at Jefferson Market Library, Reading. 2018

MOUNTAIN DEW

The Winter 2017 Equity Library Theater Play Festival at the NYPL 53rd Street Branch Theater, Reading. Jan. 2017

HERSTORY NOPlays Festival of 365 Women a Year Project at The Silk Road Gallery, Reading. New Haven, CT. April 2016

Polaris North, Workshop Production (by invitation only), NY. Sept. 2015

A SIRI-OUS SITUATION

The 9th Annual InspiraTO Festival, Toronto, Canada. Finalist. May-June 2014

ON THE TURNPIKE

Plays and Prestidigitation 5 at Polaris North, short play studio performance (by invitation only), 2014

HURRICANE SANDY (poem)

Finale of NY LADIES, WOMEN WHO WRITE WITH WIT at The Hudson Guild, 2013

TIT FOR TSA-T

Plays and Prestidigitation 3 at Polaris North, short play studio performance (by invitation only), 2013

One Acts and Snacks at Casa Beverly, Feb. 2017

Lower East Side Festival 2011

DUST

One-act play 2008, revised 2011-2014

Staged Reading at Polaris North, 2015 and 2012

JUST FOR TODAY

One-act play, 2021

Staged Reading at Polaris North 2012

INDIRA

Full-length play, 2014

DELHI DUO

Theater for the New City, Workshop Production. March 1995

VULCANIC SURRENDER

Theater for the New City, Workshop Production. March 1995

Polaris North, Staged Reading. 2015

ON THE ROAD TO HOLENESS

Theater for the New City, Workshop Production. May 1990

The Burns Mantle Theater Yearbook of 1989-1990: 10 Best Plays of the Season

THE ROSY CAVE

Theater for the New City, Workshop Production. February 1988

THE CLEARING

The Lower East Festival, Staged Reading. May 2013

THE TRANSFER STUDENT

The Lower East Side Festival, Staged Reading. May 2012

HIGH COLONIC MOUNTAIN

Lower East Side Festival, Staged Reading. May 2010

THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MEDICAL MORONIC PROGRAM

Lower East Side Festival, Staged Reading. May 2007

Author of numerous comedy sketches performed by Outta Control & Out the Window at The Westbank Café, Trocadero, Steve Mcgraws, the Duplex, Rose’s Turn,(1991-2000) THE LEGACY, Sande Shurin Studios, 2002

DIRECTING:

PURDAH

Polaris North, Reading. 2020

CLARE

Polaris North, Reading. 2020

SLICING AN ONION

International Human Rights Art Festival at The Wild Project. Dec. 2019

FRIGHT OR FLIGHT

The Lock Festival, Workshop Production. Sept. 2019

I FEEL GOOD!

The Lock Festival, Workshop Production. Sept. 2018

THE UNDERCURRENT

Polaris North, Workshop Production. July 2017

THE QUIET CAR

Polaris North, Workshop Production. March 2017

MOUNTAIN DEW

Polaris North, Workshop Production. Sept. 2015

VULCANIC SURRENDER

Polaris North, Reading. 2015

DUST

Polaris North, Reading. 2012 and 2015

JUST FOR TODAY

Polaris North, Reading. 2012

DELHI DUO

Theater for the New City, March 1995

MARGARET SANGER, A WOMAN REBEL by Jessica Feder Birnbaum

Hunter College Playhouse, Reading. July 1990

ON THE ROAL TO HOLENESS

Our Studios, Reading. July 1989

THE ROSY CAVE

Polaris North, Reading. April 1986

Performances of numerous comedy sketches and 10 minute plays

FILM:

ARTEMIS

Author of Screenplay, 1992

EDUCATION:

QUEENS COLLEGE

B.A. in Psychology with a heavy concentration in Theatre/Dance, Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology

HB STUDIOS

Studied Playwriting with Dick Longchamps, 1980

DRAMATISTS GUILD INSTITUTE

Studied Playwriting with Tina Howe, 2018 and 2019

EINHORN SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Studied Playwriting, 2013

THE CITYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE

Attended, Miami 2013

SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR MASSAGE

Licensed Massage Therapist

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

DRAMATIST GUILD

Member since 1986, View Membership Profile

POLARIS NORTH

Member since 2012

HONOR ROLL

Member since 2020

An Interview with J. Lois Diamond