Born and raised on Chicago’s Southwest side, Diana is a playwright, poet and storyteller of Haitian & Puerto-Rican descent. She was inspired by her loud, fun, over-the-top ethnic family to share stories out loud that could draw laughter from the crowd.
A former high school English teacher and sales executive, Diana has performed as an actress and has written, published and/or produced short stories, children’s books, poems, TV commercials, short films, and in 2005 her first full-length play entitled, I’m a Female. . . Seeking a Male was produced by PROP THTR. After a 6-week run, the romantic comedy was a box-office hit, earning excellent reviews, including a recommended by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Diana has also produced independent films, including Bloom which premiered at the Chicago Latino Film Festival and won best drama at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Diana just completed a revision of her play, now entitled Come ‘ Go, is publishing her first children’s picture book, The Snugawinks of Cuddleton Falls, and is working on her memoirs of Growing up with Big Hair.
You can find her in Chicago living the dream with her husband, family and friends.