Born and raised in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, Diana is a playwright, poet and storyteller. 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 is publishing a children’s picture book. You can find her living the dream in Chicago with her husband, family and friends.