Playwright. Performer. Theater Artist.
Diana Lynn Small writes, acts, and directs for the stage. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX with Florinda Bryant and Jenny Larson. Diana earned her MFA in playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. Diana's new play House Play was developed at Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor in 2017 and will premiere in the fall of 2018 in Austin, TX. Mad & a Goat has toured to seven cities since it was developed in 2013. 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 has worked with paper chairs theatre company in Austin having directed Elizabeth Doss's play Mast and performing/dramaturging Doss's play Poor Herman and sharing the world-premiere of her play Hot Belly with The Syndicate in NYC (The Tank). She is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 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.