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Diana Burbano

 
Birth Place:
Colombia
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Diana Burbano, a Colombian immigrant, is a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at South Coast Repertory and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble. Diana’s play Ghosts of Bogotá won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte in 2019. Ghosts was commissioned and debuted ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Colombia

Bio:
Diana Burbano, a Colombian immigrant, is a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at South Coast Repertory and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble. Diana’s play Ghosts of Bogotá won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte in 2019. Ghosts was commissioned and debuted ... (read complete bio)
 

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l-r: Guilford Adams as Wilbur, Diana Burbano as Sheep, Preston Maybank as Gander and Jennifer Chang as Goose

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Diana Burbano Biography

Diana Burbano, a Colombian immigrant, is a playwright, an Equity actor, and a teaching artist at South Coast Repertory and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble.
Diana’s play Ghosts of Bogotá won the Nu Voices festival at Actors Theatre of Charlotte in 2019. Ghosts was commissioned and debuted at Alter Theater in the Bay Area in Feb 2020. Sapience was a Playground-SF 2020, Winner and was featured at Latinx Theatre Festival, San Diego Rep 2020. Fabulous Monsters, a Kilroys selection will premiere at The Public Theatre of San Antonio, featuring the music of FEA in 2023.
She was in Center Theatre Group’s 2018-19 Writers Workshop cohort and is in the Geffen’s Writers Lab in 20-21. She has worked on projects with South Coast Repertory, Artists Repertory Theatre, Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble and Center Theatre Group, and Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
Diana recently played Amalia in Jose Cruz Gonzales' American Mariachi at South Coast Repertory and Arizona Theatre Company, and Marisela in La Ruta at Artists Repertory. You can also see her as Viv the Punk in the cult musical Isle of Lesbos.
She is the current Dramatists Guild Rep for Southern California. www.dianaburbano.com




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Hero Theatre to Spotlight Stories of Black Women With NUESTRO PLANETA & NOTHING NOTHI Photo Hero Theatre to Spotlight Stories of Black Women With NUESTRO PLANETA & NOTHING NOTHING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Hero Theatre will spotlight the stories of Black women with two new commissions. PhanĂ©sia Pharel joins Hero as the newest commission for Nuestro Planeta. Playwright Amina Henry, whose play Troy was commissioned and presented by Hero in 2019, returns to riff on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in a follow-up commission.

Review: GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ Opens Inspired Season at Stray Cat Theatre Photo Review: GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ Opens Inspired Season at Stray Cat Theatre
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Oct 4, 2022

What did our critic think of GGHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ is the first salvo in Stray Cat’s intrepid lineup. Playwright Diana Burbano (also an accomplished actress), has fashioned a dark, irreverent comedy, riffing on the incongruous motif of sexual trauma and unholy exorcism. It thumbs its nose on conventions of space and time — as it should, given the task of probing the collective unconscious and whipping up a contentious dialogue with deceased relatives.  Consider Kushner’s – or Ruhl’s – penchant for magical realism, but through the unique lens of  the Latinx experience. Burbano dispenses a delectable sass while flouting the spectral realm of departed kin. She checks the boxes, if you will, and treads where lesser dramatists might opt for a quick detour.

Diana Burbano Named Director of New Play Development  at AlterTheater Photo Diana Burbano Named Director of New Play Development  at AlterTheater
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

AlterTheater has named playwright Diana Burbano to the newly created position of Director of New Play Development. The Director of New Play Development will be part of AlterTheater's shared leadership model, leading the company collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Directors and Literary Committee.

Artists Rep Announces Jeanette Harrison as New Artistic Director Photo Artists Rep Announces Jeanette Harrison as New Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Artists Repertory Theatre has announced that Jeanette Harrison has been selected as the next Artistic Director. Harrison transitions into the role starting October 1, 2022, following a national search led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG) after the departure of DĂĄmaso RodrĂ­guez earlier this year.

The Sol Project Announces Complete Schedule for SOLFEST 2022 in August Photo The Sol Project Announces Complete Schedule for SOLFEST 2022 in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

The Sol Project, the national theater initiative dedicated to amplifying Latiné voices and building a body of work for the new American theater, announced full details for the fifth annual SolFest: A Latiné Theatre Festival, produced in partnership with (Pregones/PRTT). The four-day program runs August 7-10 with both online and in-person events.

Inaugural AGE Legacy Playwright Grant Recipients Announced Photo Inaugural AGE Legacy Playwright Grant Recipients Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

Advance Gender Equity in the Arts launches its latest program, the AGE Legacy Playwright (ALP) grants, created by founder Jane Vogel Mantiri to refocus the theatre canon away from storytelling that centers cis white men by amplifying and investing in the most vulnerable playwrights who have faced barriers because of gender, race, and age.

New York Stage and Film Announces Casting; Founders' and Pfaelzer Award Winners Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Casting; Founders' and Pfaelzer Award Winners
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

New York Stage and Film begins its summer season in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 9 and will run for five weeks to Sunday, August 7 for in-person programming that will support more than 35 new stories for theater, film and television. 

Finalists Announced For the New Works Festival at Gulfshore Playhouse Photo Finalists Announced For the New Works Festival at Gulfshore Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

This September, the annual New Works Festival will return to Gulfshore Playhouse for the first time since 2019. Gulfshore Playhouse is thrilled to announce the ten finalists from which three winners will ultimately be chosen to participate in the week-long Festival. 

Breath of Fire Presents a Reading of HAVE TO BELIEVE WE ARE MAGIC Photo Breath of Fire Presents a Reading of HAVE TO BELIEVE WE ARE MAGIC
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Part biographical, part magic, of a coming-of-age, roller-skating Latina, making big life after high school decisions –like sex, love, and abortion –all under the shadow of 'The Magic Kingdom ' (or The Tragic Kingdom) in central Orange County, California in the summer of 1994.

Artists Repertory Theatre Announces Mercury Festival 2022 Photo Artists Repertory Theatre Announces Mercury Festival 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

In June of 2020, Artists Repertory Theatre (ART) established a repertory company called the ART: Mercury Company, spanning 18 months, 240 writers, directors, educators, actors, technicians, designers, and producers, were hired to collaboratively create theatre-inspired work that moved beyond the traditional form as a response to the pandemic. The Mercury Festival is the culmination of that work, showcasing the work in staged readings and film premieres over the course of a week.