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CURRENTLY:

In rehearsals for Ran Xia's POMEGRENADE, at the IRT Theater from September 13th-24th, as part of The Arctic Group's 3B Developmental residency. INFO AND TIX HERE

MAY 2017:

ON THE RED CARPET: Moderator for You Only Die Once the series's premiere industry screening and Q&A panel at Ars Nova.

FEATURED: as a Content Creator to Watch on weareSEQUIN, a non-profit initiative created by Cleo Gray + Crystal Arnette to nurture, promote & connect underrepresented voices in the arts - working to dismantle systemic issues which can hold back women, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, ethnic minority & disabled makers.

ON SET: As KARLY in comedic digital series Orcs of New York.

ON SET: As BATHROBE GIRL in comedic mini-series Myrtle and Willoughby.

APRIL 2017:

ON SET: featured actor in music video "Beautiful Life" by Em & The Fates.

ON SET: Interview subject for Bury Your Tropes, a documentary examining LGBTQ female representation both onscreen and behind-the-scenes.

IN REHEARSALS: Actor in Nana Dakin's (Columbia MFA candidate) conceptual reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, as various roles including Stephano.

IN REHEARSALS: Actor in Emilyn Kowaleski's Our Heroine, workshopped as part of The Habitat's Director's Playground.

ON THE RED CARPET: Here We Wait (co-creator, co-producer, actor) attended the 2017 Indie Series Awards in LA, garnering 4 nominations and WINNING Best Original Score for Miles Ito!

AT THE FEST: Waking Up (director) was an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL in Atlantic City, NJ.

MARCH 2017:

IN REHEARSALS: Core Member of The Hess Collective, in workshops for Scarberia written by Elizabeth Hess, in preparation for a summer LaMaMa residency

IN REHEARSALS: Director for Off With Her Head Productions's The Uncorseted Series, directing a short play by Joe Pietropaolo.

IN REHEARSALS: Director for Exquisite Corpse Company's Drinks & Drama series, directing a play by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif. 

FEBRUARY 2017:

ON SET: featured in mini documentary produced by The Front.

JANUARY 2017:

IN REHEARSALS: ACTOR in workshop production of a new musical Wickedest Woman, based on the true story of famed abortionist Ann Lohman in the 1800s, produced by Scrap Mettle Arts.

CORE MEMBER: The Hess Collective, generating new work based on a hybrid approach to embodied performance.

IN REHEARSALS: Producing Associate for "Weather", premiering at University Settlement in February under writer/director Emilyn Kowaleski. Tickets HERE.

ON SETAdditional Production Assistant on the set of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

IN WORKSHOPS: as resident actor/collaborator with The Habitat's Directors' Playground

DECEMBER 2016:

ON SETAdditional Production Assistant on the set of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

IN WORKSHOPS: as resident actor/collaborator with The Habitat's Directors' Playground. 

NOVEMBER 2016:

ON SETAdditional Production Assistant on the set of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

IN PERFORMANCE: as Julissa in "Anne Boleyn for President of Class of 2014" at Dixon Place.

ON SET: 1st Assistant Director for Amanda B. Goodman's vampire horror comedy webseries "You Only Die Once".

OCTOBER 2016:

ON SET: 1st Assistant Director for Amanda B. Goodman's horror webseries "You Only Die Once".

SEPTEMBER 2016:

ON SET/WRAPPED: Director and "Juliet" in Multihyphenate Productions's first comedy short film "Waking Up".

IN PERFORMANCES: as Hannah in Outside/Inside, dir. Audrey Alford with Ivy Theatre Company.

AUGUST 2016:
CAST/IN REHEARSALS: as lead Hannah in Jenny Seidelman's Outside/Inside, dir. Audrey Alford with Ivy Theatre Company.

IN REHEARSALS: Director for Chris Gallerani's one-man show "RAW", premiering at Dixon Place lounge on August 19th.

JULY 2016:

CAST/IN REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCE: as Chorus Member in "Grey Lady" by Kate Mulley, dir. Lily King, at VoxFest 2016 in New Hampshire.

ON SET: as Lynn in Filmelodic's next short film "La Folía".

JUNE 2016: 

ON SET/WRAPPED: 1st Assistant Director for Two Ladies and a Giant's webseries "After", written by Josh Schubart. 

CAST: as Lynn in Filmelodic's next short film "La Folía", filming in July.

MAY 2016:

FILMED: a part in the documentary "Design Disruptors".

IN REHEARSALS: Assistant Director to The Habitat's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, premiering at the Robert Moss Theater on the 19th.

IN REHEARSALSDirector and Actor for Scrap Mettle Arts's Three Round Performance Program, going up in Brooklyn in May.

APRIL 2016: 

RELEASED: "Mystery in the Art Gallery", an interactive "choose your own adventure" short film, as the ARTIST "Little J".

IN REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCE: Director for Exquisite Corpse Company's 24-hour Drunk Playwriting Festival.

IN REHEARSALS: Director and Actor for Scrap Mettle Arts's Three Round Performance Program, going up in Brooklyn in May.

IN REHEARSALS: Assistant Director to The Habitat's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, premiering at the Robert Moss Theater in May.

MARCH 2016:

ON SET/WRAPPED: "Mystery in the Art Gallery", an interactive "choose your own adventure" short film, as the ARTIST "Little J".

IN REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCES: "Breathing in the Rain" at the Schapiro Theatre, as MAIRYN.

IN REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCES: a devised theater piece led by director/The Habitat's Artistic Director Katie Lindsay.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016:

CAST/IN REHEARSAL: a collective devised theater piece about queer women led by director and The Habitat's Artistic Director Katie Lindsay.

CAST/IN REHEARSAL: Columbia MFA playwright Callan Stout's "Breathing in the Rain", premiering at the Schapiro Theatre, as MAIRYN.

IN POST: "Here We Wait" Season One. Stay tuned for updates!

DECEMBER 2015:

ON SET: filming "Here We Wait" episodes 17-20 as co-creator, co-producer, and the role of THALIA.

NOVEMBER 2015:

PERFORMANCE: Assistant Director for Emma Stanton (Columbia MFA)'s "Jitterbug", with dir. Marina McClure at Dixon Place was a SUCCESS!

PERFORMANCESAssistant Director for Ivy Theatre Company's "this is my (trigger warning)", a devised movement piece about women and PTSD. A success! Read a review here: http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2015/A/aftermath.php

OCTOBER 2015:

TECH/PERFORMANCE: Production Assistant for Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib's production of "Persona", at National Sawdust.

IN THE WRITERS' ROOM: Polishing the last four episodes of "Here We Wait" with co-creator and co-producer Olivia Baptista.

IN REHEARSALS: Assistant Director for Emma Stanton (Columbia MFA)'s "Jitterbug", with director Marina McClure. 

IN REHEARSALS: Assistant Director for Ivy Theatre Company's devised movement piece "Trigger Warning", about women and PTSD. Performances in November.

SEPTEMBER 2015:

Assistant Stage Manager for New York Theatre Workshop's workshop production of "Hadestown" by Anaïs Mitchell, director Rachel Chavkin.

WRAPPED: Episodes 1-16 of "Here We Wait" as co-creator, producer, and the role of THALIA.

GRADUATED: Anthony Atamanuik's Improv 101 at Upright Citizens Brigade.

AUGUST 2015:

ATTENDED Ivy Theatre Company's movement workshop callback session for "Trigger", a devised movement piece about women and PTSD.

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ON SET: filming "Here We Wait" as co-creator, producer, and the role of THALIA.

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WRAPPED: Filmelodic's short film "Sam and Barb's School for Scandal", as AMY, Barb's comedian friend.

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WRAPPED: Short film "Morning After", as SEYOUNG, who finds out a piece of disturbing news from her friend at brunch.

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CURRENTLY ATTENDING: Anthony Atamanuik's Improv 101 at Upright Citizens Brigade - and LOVING IT!

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Check out "Episode Infinity: Waiting" of the new webseries "Here We Wait".

Diane serves as co-creator, producer, and also plays THALIA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Lrsv1PaUs