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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 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

Diana Burbano News

Hero Theatre Reveals 2023/24 Season Featuring Two World Premieres and New Play Commissions

Hero Theatre has revealed their exciting 2023/24 season, featuring two world premieres and new play commissions. Don't miss out on this incredible lineup of theater productions.

Orlando Shakes Reveals Lineup For PlayFest 2023

The Arts Bridge Charity presents PlayFest 2023. PlayFest 2023 will consist of six new play readings presented over two weekends, October 27-29 and November 3-4, 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

Writers Revealed for 2023/2024 The Writers' Room at Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse has announced its selection of LA-based writers to participate in the 2023/2024 cycle of The Writers’ Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights.

SAPIENCE Rolling World Premiere & More Set for Artists Repertory Theatre 2023/24 Season

Artists Repertory Theatre has announced its 41st season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

PlayGround Celebrates BEST OF PLAYGROUND-LA GALA, April 10

PlayGround-LA has announced the selected plays and playwrights for the eleventh annual ten-minute play fest, BEST OF PLAYGROUND-LA GALA!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Jujamcyn Ruling in Covid Suit, Easter Bonnet Competition Returns

Dance news, lawsuits, and J.J. Abrams is coming to the stage all featured in this week's newsletter, along with a surprisingly strong report on the state of the creative economy in California. If California is any indication, there is reason for hope even as the bounceback is slower in other parts of the country as we re-emerge from the pandemic.

Eric Avery Named Producing Artistic Director at AlterTheater

AlterTheater has announced the appointment of Eric Avery as the company's new Producing Artistic Director. The Producing Artistic Director will be part of AlterTheater's shared leadership model, leading the company collaboratively with the Director of New Play Development Diana Burbano and the Literary Committee.

Samuel D. Hunter, Rajiv Joseph, Helen Park and More Join The Dramatists Guild Council

The Dramatists Guild is welcoming playwright Diana Burbano, playwright Andrew Creech, playwright Samuel D. Hunter, playwright Rajiv Joseph and composer/lyricist Helen Park to the Dramatists Guild Council.

Review: FABULOUS MONSTERS at The Public Theatre San Antonio

What did our critic think of FABULOUS MONSTERS at The Public Theatre San Antonio?

World Premiere Of FABULOUS MONSTERS Opens This Week

Fabulous Monsters marks its world premiere at The Public Theater of San Antonio, the longest-running theatre company in Texas. This play with music by Diana Burbano includes original music from the nationally renowned punk band, Fea. The production runs February 24 through March 19, 2023 in the Cellar Theater, located at San Pedro Playhouse in San Pedro Springs Park. The production is led by Director Jerry Ruiz with music direction by Jaime Ramirez.

Adriana Gaviria Appointed Co-Artistic Director of The Sol Project

Adriana Gaviria will join Jacob G. Padrón as co-Artistic Director of The Sol Project. Gaviria will assume the new role beginning December 12, 2022. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to South Coast Repertory This Holiday Season

 South Coast Repertory  celebrates the holiday season with the 42nd production of A Christmas Carol, a longtime Orange County favorite.

Hero Theatre to Spotlight Stories of Black Women With NUESTRO PLANETA & NOTHING NOTHING

Hero Theatre will spotlight the stories of Black women with two new commissions. Phanésia 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

GHOSTS OF BOGOTÁ is the first production 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

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

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 Dámaso Rodríguez earlier this year.

The Sol Project Announces Complete Schedule for SOLFEST 2022 in August

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

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

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

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. 

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