Playwright. Director. Performer. Theater Artist.
Diana Lynn Small writes, acts, and directs for the stage. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) in Austin, TX with Jenny Larson. Diana earned her MFA in playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and an MDiv from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In the 18/19 SVT season, Diana directed the world premiere of Tryouts by Adara Meyers and the regional premiere of Anne Carson's Antigonick, which earned 6 Austin Critics Table Award nominations. Diana's new play House Play was developed at Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor in 2017. 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 & Catalina and sharing the world-premiere of her play Hot Belly with The Syndicate in NYC (The Tank). 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.