Born and raised in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, Diana is an Afro-Latinx author, playwright, producer and storyteller of Haitian and Puerto-Rican descent. She was inspired by her multi-ethnic family to share stories out loud that could draw laughter from a crowd.
A former 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,”I’m a Female. . . Seeking a Male”. After a 6 week run, the romantic comedy was a box-office hit with a sold-out performance its final weekend. The play earned excellent reviews, including a recommended by the Chicago Sun-Times. Diana has since revised the play – now entitled Come ‘n Go – to include a multi-media dimension and mounted a wildly successful Midwest Premiere at The Factory Theatre in Chicago from Sept 7th – Sept. 30, 2018.
Diana’s credits also include producing independent films, including Bloom which premiered at the Chicago Latino Film Festival, won best drama at the Palm Springs Film Festival and earned a Women-In-Film grant. Diana is finding a new city for Come ‘n Go and just published her children’s naptime series, The Snugawinks of Cuddleton Falls. You can find her living the dream in Chicago with her husband, family and friends.