Westmont College (English Theatre Arts)
University of Texas at Austin (Master's)
Diana is a teaching artist, specializing in writing and theatre arts. She's a teaching artist for Badgerdog in Austin and has taught college-level courses at her alma mater, Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She's also worked with elementary to high school students in a play and musical production. Here's a little bit about Diana the artist:
Diana writes, acts, and directs for the stage. She’s a 2015 graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin with focuses in playwriting and poetry. She’s made new theatre with UT Austin, Theatre Masters, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Westmont College and the Zach Theatre. Diana was an artist in residence at Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN in 2014. Her play Good Day was selected for the 2015 Great Plains Conference PlayLabs, Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival and was a finalist for the 2015 Play Penn Conference. Diana returns to stories about the American West, past and present. She grew up in Martinez, California three miles south of the Shell Oil Plant and three miles east of the John Muir Historic House.
When Diana was 5 years old, her family moved to Sweden. Diana first learned to read in Swedish and then returning to the US at the age of 6, began learning to read in English, well behind her fellow classmates. However, Diana learned to read English within months, having developed a mental aptitude for language-learning through bilingual immersion. Diana is an excellent writer and reader and has an empathy for students grappling with these subjects as she did. She knows the reward it is to grapple with writing -- both its technical and creative aspects -- and the ultimate reward of being able to more richly interact with the world through clear and insightful language. Diana believes in patience, endurance and play when it comes to studying English.
Diana is a multi-faceted theatre artist. She has both academic and professional training as a playwright, director, performer and dramaturg. If a play has to be made, from whatever angle, Diana is your coach. Other strengths that come from theatre training ARE PUBLIC SPEAKING, RHETORIC, and PERFORMANCE STUDIES. Investing time in the theatre arts is investing time developing confidence of the mind and body and skills in collaboration.
Please don't hesitate to contact Diana if there's an interest in tutoring. She'd be happy to start a conversation about how she might be a good fit for the student. Diana is a teaching artist, specializing in writing and theatre arts. She's a teaching artist for Badgerdog in Austin and has taught college-level courses at her alma mater, Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She's also worked with
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I hold an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin in playwriting. I have written, directed, acted and stage managed in both professional and academic theatre settings. I am an award winning playwriting, nationally recognized for my work.