"WE CAN'T GIVE UP ON ART, WE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER NOW." -Diana Mucci
DIANA MUCCI prounouns: she/her
Born and raised in Chicago's Southside, Back of the Yards neighborhood, Diana is an Afro-Latina author, playwright, poet, professional speaker and producer. 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 IT sales executive, Diana has performed as an actress and has written, published and/or produced short stories, children's books, poems, TV commercials, indie films, and in 2005 her first play, I'm a Female. . . Seeking a Male, which earned accolades from the Chicago Sun-Times. Diana revised the play, now entitled Come 'n Go, and mounted a wildly successful premiere at The Factory Theatre in Chicago, September 2018. Diana's credits also include co-producing the indie full-feature film, 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 establishedBack of the Yards Entertainment in support of diverse independent artists.